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Windows 7: accessing users folders

08 Nov 2009   #1
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 
accessing users folders

I have 2 accounts and when on account A, I can view account B's documents.

With XP you could make files private so this would not happen.

How do I do this with windows 7 pro?


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08 Nov 2009   #2
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Select the account B's document folder, right-click, share with, select nobody.

Best regards,

zx81
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08 Nov 2009   #3
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

That doesn't work. It says you dont have permission but you can just click continue and it lets you in
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08 Nov 2009   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you using an account that is part of the Administrators group?
If so that is why.
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08 Nov 2009   #5
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

Yes ,both are administrators.

With XP when you create a new account, it gives you the option of making files private and then from one administrator account you cannot access the other admin account.

Would be nice if there was a way with 7
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08 Nov 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

There is. Use standard user accounts. Because honestly you cannot keep an administrator user out, not even on Windows XP. As long as the administrator's group has the power to take ownership....
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08 Nov 2009   #7
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
There is. Use standard user accounts. Because honestly you cannot keep an administrator user out, not even on Windows XP. As long as the administrator's group has the power to take ownership....
Actually that doesn't seem to be the case for me. If you change the security options and have one account take ownership permissions, no other accounts, including other administrators can access those files. I have multiple administrators on one Win 7 box and whole drives are restricted to just one user.
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08 Nov 2009   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Actually that doesn't seem to be the case for me. If you change the security options and have one account take ownership permissions, no other accounts, including other administrators can access those files. I have multiple administrators on one Win 7 box and whole drives are restricted to just one user.
By changing Security Options you are referring to the one in Local Security Policy? This one to be exact:

Quote:
Take ownership of files or other objects

This security setting determines which users can take ownership of any securable object in the system, including Active Directory objects, files and folders, printers, registry keys, processes, and threads.

Caution

Assigning this user right can be a security risk. Since owners of objects have full control of them, only assign this user right to trusted users.

Default: Administrators.
I thought I covered that situation: "As long as the administrator's group has the power to take ownership...."
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