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Windows 7: Home Premium - How do I restrict access to folder/drive

15 Oct 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know the cost offhand, but it basically is an in-place upgrade. You would get a new key, which would be entered into the System properties, and after a reboot, you would have Windows 7 Pro....nothing to reinstall or nothing else to do.


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15 Oct 2010   #12
Deathwing

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That how-to walkthrough is brilliant. I came across that window before but totally didn't understand it.

Yes that has helped to deny folder access for the other users, thank you.
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15 Oct 2010   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Create User...give it a name...go to directory or drive...properties of folder or drive, security tab...edit button if it is there....add....type out name of new user account created....look for "read & execute" click on the far right "deny" checkbox....then look for "write" and do the same thing. Hit ok...you are now done.

Do not alter the Users group permissions. Those will affect everyone including those part of Administrators group.
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15 Oct 2010   #14
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Create User...give it a name...go to directory or drive...properties of folder or drive, security tab...edit button if it is there....add....type out name of new user account created....look for "read & execute" click on the far right "deny" checkbox....then look for "write" and do the same thing. Hit ok...you are now done.

Do not alter the Users group permissions. Those will affect everyone including those part of Administrators group.
Just to Clarify for those who don't know this... In Windows Security, Deny takes Priority over Allow, so the reason he says never do this to Users, is because even through the Administrator should have Full Access, a Deny will override that allowance, since Administrator is also part of the Users group.

If you want to reclassify this, you can also make a group, put the users you don't want to be accessing certain folders into that group and deny them access, just make sure you don't include yourself in that particular group as the administrator.

You can also grant access to said users into a 'secured' folder, but you must use the 'advanced' button in the security tab, uncheck 'inherit from parent', as security from a parent folder inheritance cannot be overriden unless you don't inherit it. It will ask if you want to copy those permissions, if you don't want to set up all the permissions again, click 'yes'. This will at least copy the permissions from the parent folder, but now make it modifiable for the folder you are working with. The one thing you have to note, however, to allow others to get to that folder 'easily', you will need to create a shortcut for them. The short cut should allow them to get to that folder within a secured folder easily, and they will not be able to 'backtrack' if they tried due to permissions.
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