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Windows 7: Need info..Giving restricted access to a standard user


05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Need info..Giving restricted access to a standard user

Dear All,
How can i give a particular user say "xyz"(standard user) just read-only to access to some files/folders in my machine ?
Reason is my cousin bro will be visiting me soon..so i have created a standard user "xyz" for him..i don't want him to mess up my data. He can copy the files from the desktop to any ext device he plugs in but shud not be able to cut-paste or delete my files.
One more thing guys, is it possible to have the protection on even in safe-mode?

Thanks in advance,
Troy.

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05 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlytanmoy View Post
Dear All,
How can i give a particular user say "xyz"(standard user) just read-only to access to some files/folders in my machine ?
Reason is my cousin bro will be visiting me soon..so i have created a standard user "xyz" for him..i don't want him to mess up my data. He can copy the files from the desktop to any ext device he plugs in but shud not be able to cut-paste or delete my files.
One more thing guys, is it possible to have the protection on even in safe-mode?

Thanks in advance,
Troy.
onlytonmoy

You certainly can restrict his access, but I wonder if you're this concerned why are you giving him access at all. His level of expertise is the issue. If he is a regular user not a geek, hacker, etc you can make all of your files, folders, etc invisible to him. you can change his rights so he cant even read them, but if he is good enough (or curious enough) he will find a way.

So what would you like to do exactly?

Ken
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05 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for ur response Ken..he is not an expert..just a novice..all he is interested is to play games on my pc, copy songs, movies etc. surf net. so i just want to give him a read-only access to all my drives (dont want to make the folders invisible)...plz suggest a way out.
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08 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Buzzz !!!

@ken >> awaiting ur response bro.

can anyone help?
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08 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlytanmoy View Post
thanks for ur response Ken..he is not an expert..just a novice..all he is interested is to play games on my pc, copy songs, movies etc. surf net. so i just want to give him a read-only access to all my drives (dont want to make the folders invisible)...plz suggest a way out.
that is technically not possible...
you will still need to let him access certain parts of the c: drive....

it would actually be better to make him a guest account as this further locks down the system... (usually the guest does not have read/write access to hardrives...)

if you disable Use the Sharing Wizard you will get the old style win 2000 security tab back on each file\folder\drive (this is a Folder Options in the Control Panel)...
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using that you can make him have only read and execute access....
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deny him everything else and as of now you have locked the drive and made it impossible from his account to be able to do any changes to that drive...


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08 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

many thanks mate...this will work out
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