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14 Sep 2013   #1

 
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How do I set it so when I create another user account or turn on guest account, that it doesn't show any of my folders and programs that I have?


I made a guest account and another user account but it shows all my folders and programs on the accounts and I don't want it to.

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15 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This tutorial will walk you through creating a new account in Windows 7.
  1. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button () in the lower left corner of your screen that has a Windows flag on it.
  2. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
  3. When the control panel opens you will see a screen similar to Figure 1 below.





  4. Click on the Add or remove user accounts control panel option as shown by the red arrow in figure 1.
  5. You will now be in the Manage Accounts control panel as shown in Figure 2 below.






    This screen shows all the accounts currently on your computer. To create a new account, click on the Create a new account option as shown by the red arrow above.
  6. You will now be at the Create New Account screen.






    In the New account name field enter the name of the new account that you would like to create. This could be a person's first name, full name, or whatever other designation you would like to give. You then need to decide which of the two types of accounts you would like to create. An Administrator account has full access to the computer and can make all changes, install software, and create and delete accounts. The other type of account is Standard user and has limited privileges as to what settings and changes it can make to the computer. It is suggested that for all users, you set them as a Standard User account and have one administrator account that you can logon to as needed. This will protect your computer from malware and other harmful activities.

    When you have finished selecting a name and the type of account you wish to setup, you should click on the Create Account button.
  7. Your new account will have been created and you will see it listed in the Manage Accounts screen.






    As you can see our new user, named Test Account, has been created.
Now when you start Windows 7 or Vista, you will see the additional account listed in the logon screen. That user can then select their login name and login into their profile so they can access their private data.


URL: How to create a new user account in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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15 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThinkRusty87 View Post
How do I set it so when I create another user account or turn on guest account, that it doesn't show any of my folders and programs that I have?


I made a guest account and another user account but it shows all my folders and programs on the accounts and I don't want it to.
Also do this:

Go to your start menu and right-click Computer. Select Manage. Then Look under Computer Management > System Tools > Shared Folders > Shares. You may right click any of the shares here and select Stop Sharing. .
As a general rule, it's best to configure your computer to not allow anonymous users to access file shares, as this is a big security vulnerability. Click on the networking icon in the notification dock, then choose Open Network and Sharing Center.

On the left panel of the network and sharing center, click on Change advanced sharing settings. Under Public folder sharing, choose:
Turn off Public folder sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access these folders)
This will prevent anonymous users from accessing your file shares. Users in your same home group will still be able to access some files, so if you want extra security, also choose under HomeGroup connections to
Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
Once you set this up, nobody without your username and password will be able to access your shares.
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15 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

In The end if you do not want a specific applications to be seen or used by other users follow the below steps:
(Here using Piriform Defraggler)

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