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Windows 7: Folders visible to other user

09 Jul 2011   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Folders visible to other user

My son has an account on my one PC for gaming I noticed recently that by going through C:/user/etc I can access his private folders while signed into my account. He can access my folders through his account. I was under the impression that this shouldn't be possible. Did I miss a setting somewhere? Can this be disabled to ensure privacy?


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09 Jul 2011   #2
James Colbert

 
 

You can use permissions to deny his user account access:

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Take note of the warnings. Also note that System Restore will not always revert permissions in the event you lock yourself out. A partition image using Acronis TI, free Macrium Reflect or the like, however, will restore the entire partition, including permissions.
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09 Jul 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you both part of the Administrators group? Then you both will have access no matter what.
And if you have UAC turned off you won't get a prompt it will just grant you access automatically if you are.
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09 Jul 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Are you both administrators?
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10 Jul 2011   #5
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I am an administrator so I can understand why I see his folders. He is a standard user though so I thought he should be blocked automatically from seeing mine. Are permissions the only way to do this?
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10 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | LUSRMGR.MSC | ENTER

Expand Users

for each user:
right-click on user name
Properties item
Member of tab
does it show , on his account, that he is a member of the admin group?

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.
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10 Jul 2011   #7
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
does it show , on his account, that he is a member of the admin group?
No just a user.
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10 Jul 2011   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

can he access the folders?
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11 Jul 2011   #9
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

My ones? Yes, he can. Like I said before, he'd have to get to them through C:\Users\etc but at 12 years old that's hardly a challenge for him...
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11 Jul 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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?
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