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Windows 7: Restricting a user to particular drives

20 Feb 2011   #11
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm not certain of this, but I believe a repair install will reset the policies.


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21 Feb 2011   #12
SheikhAman

Windows 7
 
 

I understand.
But that would be the poor man's solution to this.
I'll keep finding other ways to do it, and will keep this as the ultimate solution.
Although my system is saying that I need at least 8 Gigs of free space on C to upgrade Windows7, and I have 3.
When I freed up 8 Gigs, it says it needs 14 Gigs now. so it was quite a pain.
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22 Feb 2011   #13
SheikhAman

Windows 7
 
 

I got it working.
I had to get the ownership of the drive and "all the subfolders" of it.
I forgot to tick the checkbox for this.
As soon as I did it, I regained access on the F drive, and later I used the "Share With">None option in Windows7 to get what I was wanting to do.
Now I have successfully restricted (and can restrict in future too) whatever file/folder I want to be restricted from all the other users.
This is seriously awesome, and was relatively very very simple.

Happy now.
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22 Feb 2011   #14
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

huh that method is actually blocking the other users on the same local machine?

good to know.
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22 Feb 2011   #15
SheikhAman

Windows 7
 
 

Well that's what I wanted since the beginning ! ;-)
Thanks for all your help Maguscreed!

Okay, so how do I mark this thread as solved!?
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22 Feb 2011   #16
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SheikhAman View Post
Well that's what I wanted since the beginning ! ;-)
Thanks for all your help Maguscreed!

Okay, so how do I mark this thread as solved!?
You don't the Admins have to. I will ask them too. Glad you have it worked out.
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22 Feb 2011   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SheikhAman View Post
Okay, so how do I mark this thread as solved!?
For future reference, go to your first post and click the icon shown as a red triangle with an exclamation mark in it. Click on it, and in the box type SOLVED, and then click submit. This will notify the forum moderators and they will mark the thread as solved.


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22 Feb 2011   #18
SheikhAman

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks.. both of you! :-)
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