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Windows 7: User Permissions Standard user

08 Jun 2010   #1
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 
User Permissions Standard user

Hey,

I just wanted to know whether its possible for a standard user to be abe to install programs/apps on their account. Basically im the admin and have a password on my account. I want to create another user for everyone to use and allow them to install programs, however i dont want them to be able to access my files or folders through the C:/Users section, is this possible to do?

I know you can stop them seeing your files and folders if they have a standard account,but they cant install anything.

Please let me know, thanks


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08 Jun 2010   #2
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Oh so i can make them admin, but make the permissions to my files private, right?
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08 Jun 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes, you can make them private.

http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-...-windows-7.htm

You can even make your files invisible (hide them)

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/17...tcut-icon.html For 7, too.
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08 Jun 2010   #4
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Can someone explain this for me, the tutorial above is for everyone. When i deny it, it changes it for everyone. including me, so i cant access my own files.
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08 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

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How many accounts do you have now?
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08 Jun 2010   #6
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

I have my account(admin) and GuestUser(standard)
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08 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Guest does not count. Make another account the way you plan. Then check the tutorial.
Guest is not standard. There are guest accounts, Adm accounts and standard accounts.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-guest-account
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08 Jun 2010   #8
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry if i sound confusing, i made the account guestuser, i know you have a default guest account. But ive made a standard account the normal way and have named it GuestUser.

For step 6 can i enter the objectname as GuestUser? and then it should allow me to set permissions for that user?
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08 Jun 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes that is correct

You may want to read these documents, also.
Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder or this


http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...windows-vista/

and windows 7
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08 Jun 2010   #10
Namenone

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, i have tried this aswell. It ends up changing my user settings aswell, so i cant access my own folder =[
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