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Windows 7: File Privacy Issue


08 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
File Privacy Issue

Ok,

Well I have had my computer with Windows 7 since Christmas of '09, and I am pleased with it (blah...blah, you know). Anyways, the only major issue I noticed was that anyone can access my files from their user, even the Guest! How can I make it so only I can access them, and no one else? It seems like a major flaw of Microsoft's...

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Thanks in advanced,

Happyman7


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08 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Happyman7, welcome to Seven Forums.


You can r click the file you want to set permissions on and select properties, security and set it how you like, click the snip below to enlarge.

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08 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you are the administrator of the computer, you can create standard user accounts. In a standard account each user can only see their own files. If someone else on your computer is also working from an administator account, they can have access to your files. Additionally, it is always best to work from a standard account as to not accidentally make changes to your computer that you do not wish to make.

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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