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Windows 7: how to make user folder private?

12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Enterprise
how to make user folder private?

lets say i have 2 users on my computer.
each on of them are administrators.

each is password protected.
how can i make the user folder of each private so the other can't access it?

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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Don't make them both administrators.
Or specifically deny them privileges.
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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Why would you have 2 admin's? They can access the hidden admin account and run riot or just use their accounts.
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12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The best way would be to have only one user account as an admin, which should be password protected. The second account must be a standard user.

From there, you can edit the security options to specific settings according to the numerous tutorials on this site.
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13 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

that's not possible.
the computer is at work, couple of user working on them. both must have admin privileges
to use the necessary programs for their work.

maybe there is third party program to do that?
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13 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

I would assume then system you are using has EFS.
So do that, encrypt the private data.

Or like I said in my previous post, specifically deny them privileges.
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