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Windows 7: How do i block other user account from accessing my folders or files

26 Dec 2012   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

NONE OF THESE IS REQUIRED! Your files are allready protected when they are located within your user directory "C:\Users\[username]\" Only those with Administrative power could they gain access to your files. You do not have to do anything to get this setup, Windows does it BY DEFAULT.

When the time comes you need to give another account access to certain files, copy them into a location within "C:\Users\Public"


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27 Dec 2012   #12
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
NONE OF THESE IS REQUIRED! Your files are allready protected when they are located within your user directory "C:\Users\[username]\" Only those with Administrative power could they gain access to your files. You do not have to do anything to get this setup, Windows does it BY DEFAULT.

When the time comes you need to give another account access to certain files, copy them into a location within "C:\Users\Public"
why, when you can use this handy software...
what if the file size was about 30Gb! you cannt copy it that simple...
you should try that too guys
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27 Dec 2012   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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why, when you can use this handy software...
Because the software is unnecessary. And a trap. Ever fails and you can end up with corrupted files. Windows already handles user account isolation for files, no additional software or setup required.

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what if the file size was about 30Gb! you cannt copy it that simple...
Then you move it which is instant. Either way, files that large are edge cases.
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27 Dec 2012   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I may be missing something obvious here, and showing my ignorance
but I wonder what the purpose of this request/requirement is?

The OP wants to protect access from some files, and then turn around and allow access to some of those files with a password from a common "Guest" account.

Why not just unprotect the files rather than require a password, move them, copy them, ...?

The OP hasn't responded in a while, so maybe this is another "no-show OP followup" ...
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27 Dec 2012   #15
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
NONE OF THESE IS REQUIRED! Your files are allready protected when they are located within your user directory "C:\Users\[username]\" Only those with Administrative power could they gain access to your files. You do not have to do anything to get this setup, Windows does it BY DEFAULT.

When the time comes you need to give another account access to certain files, copy them into a location within "C:\Users\Public"
why, when you can use this handy software...
what if the file size was about 30Gb! you cannt copy it that simple...
you should try that too guys
Not copy the file... just move it. Takes 1 sec
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27 Dec 2012   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Unless the move is to a folder on a different Hard Drive ?
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13 Nov 2015   #17
StormyAngel8

Windows 32 Bit
 
 
Folder In Use

I keep getting the "Folder In Use" Error when i try to change the name and I'm not even logged into that account o.o
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14 Nov 2015   #18
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hello StormyAngel8 and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is a very old thread, and your problem may be different than what this thread is about (post #1).
You would probably get better help creating your own new thread, and give as much detail info as you can about your problem.

hth,
David
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