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

24 Dec 2012   #1
SysEngineer

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
How do i block other user account from accessing my folders or files

I am new to this forum. So kindly inform me if there is any format in asking queries. It would be helpful in my future queries.
I have an Administrator account. Now i want to create another user account so that others can use my laptop through that account. I want to restrict those users in accessing my documents,folders,files etc and limiting them to certain programs only. I guess this is what is called Setting 'Permissions'.
But i haven't yet understood the clear picture of this. Can anyone explain it in a simple manner and help me out in creating an user account with limited access to my hard drive C and D.


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24 Dec 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello SysEngineer and welcome to Seven Forums.

You probably want to deny those users permission to access your data. These tutorials hsould help.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Block Drives, Folders, and Files from Other 7/Vista User Accounts [How To] | Windows 7 Security | Windows Tools, Help & Guides
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24 Dec 2012   #3
SysEngineer

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

I read the article provided in the link, but i find it difficult to understand.
I tried the way as described in the article, but i am not getting the solution for what i want.

All i want is that when i DENY the permission of a folder for a user account. That user should not be able to access it. But when asked for administrator password it should be able to open.

I have an account named 'X' which has administrative privileges. Now that i have turned the 'Guest' account on so that other users can log in through that account. But these users should not access or view my certain folders. So i tried as per the article. I created a folder 'TEST' and a sub folder in it. Now i tried to Deny its permission for Guest account. I went to its Properties-Security tab. There is a list of users or group names in which there are 'SYSTEM', 'Administrators', 'Authenticated Users', 'Users' and 'X'. Now i pressed the button 'EDIT" and added 'GUEST' account and DENIED all its permission. After applying these changes I logged out of 'X' and logged in 'GUEST' account.
Now when i try to open 'TEST' folder. Its saying you don't have permission to access. That's fine till now. But now i want is that the Guest user can access it with the administrative password of 'X'. So it asks to provide password. When i type it,its saying the permission is denied.

It means even a Guest user after entering the password of 'X' can't access it. I want this to be solved.

I know this might be confusing for you who read it because i am new and i am unaware of pointing my problem in a more clear way. If anyone has doubt please do ask me.
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24 Dec 2012   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi SysEngineer,
as you already have the Admin Account, password protect it. Do not store anything on C: drive, put all your files & docs into a personal folder made on D: drive and zip & password protect them, I recommend 7Zip.
As I don't know what type of account you intend using for other people, just remember some of the programs you install will work & be accessible to others users, some wont.
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24 Dec 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SysEngineer View Post
But now i want is that the Guest user can access it with the administrative password of 'X'.
If I understand this correctly
- You want to protect files from access by the Guest account
- You want the Guest account to be able to access the files if they type in the password for the Administrator Account X

If that's correct, have you considered this...?
If you give the Guest (person) the password for the Admin account X, they could log in with the Admin account X
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24 Dec 2012   #6
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

use Hide Folders2012 4.0.7.779 to do so
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25 Dec 2012   #7
SysEngineer

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

If I understand this correctly
- You want to protect files from access by the Guest account
- You want the Guest account to be able to access the files if they type in the password for the Administrator Account X

If that's correct, have you considered this...?
If you give the Guest (person) the password for the Admin account X, they could log in with the Admin account X[/QUOTE]


You are right, but if i give them the Admin account X password to them they can access my complete account right. I don't want that. All i want is as you mentioned above that when a guest logins through Guest account and when he wants to access a folder which is denied for his access, he must be able to access that particular folder only with the help of Admin account 'X' password. That is only for a particular instance. Not always.
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25 Dec 2012   #8
SysEngineer

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
use Hide Folders2012 4.0.7.779 to do so

Hiding is not effective. I need more effective method. I know that denying access permissions will help me out. But i am not able to work it out. Finding it difficult to understand those permissions.
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25 Dec 2012   #9
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SysEngineer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
use Hide Folders2012 4.0.7.779 to do so

Hiding is not effective. I need more effective method. I know that denying access permissions will help me out. But i am not able to work it out. Finding it difficult to understand those permissions.
it doesnt actually just hide it, you can lock your folder, hide, ..


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25 Dec 2012   #10
SysEngineer

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
use Hide Folders2012 4.0.7.779 to do so
I am sorry i din't understand your earlier statement. You were talking about a software...Thanks. Let me try that out. I thought the normal hiding in Windows. That is why i said it won't be effective. Anyways after seeing your screenshot i understood what you meant. Let me try out that.
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