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Windows 7: Folders visible to other user

11 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Let me put it another way, can he modify the folders? can he delete files from the folders? can he edit files? can he add files to a folder?
I don't know, haven't tried that. He can read/see/view them though. He can copy from my folders into his. That much I do know.

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11 Jul 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Read up on the tutorial by Brink on setting permissions.

Use that tutorial to remove his permissions ( uncheck them).
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11 Jul 2011   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

You may find that learning to uncheck the permissions for a user is not intuitive obvious. I recall that when I first started using that feature, I fumbled around for quite a time.

Remember that to change permissions, you must be the owner.

First find out who the owner is. If the owner is your son, then that will explain much.
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11 Jul 2011   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


If you find that using Brink's tutorial isn't getting the job done for you, let me know.

I've got a couple of suggestions for you.

And if they don't work, I guarantee you that I can get you there from the command line using the takeown command and the icacls command, although with numerous steps.

to make sure that I could get from here to there using the command line, like in the NT days, then I've gone thru all the gyrations of creating accounts, creating folders, creating files, and then locking out a standard user completely.
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