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Windows 7: Extra partitions for personal files

29 Nov 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't deny access to any particular group. Instead, just give your account modify or full access. Therefore, it's just you listed with permissions. Everybody else by default would have none.


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29 Nov 2009   #12
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Don't deny access to any particular group. Instead, just give your account modify or full access. Therefore, it's just you listed with permissions. Everybody else by default would have none.
by "your account" which one do you mean?
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29 Nov 2009   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Whichever one you are using when you are logged into the machine. For example, I logon with pat...as this is my name and my user account.
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29 Nov 2009   #14
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

But i am the administrator so i am part of SYSTEM, Administrators, and Users.



Which one exactly?

sorry if im misunderstanding..
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29 Nov 2009   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem. Just remove Users...rather than denying it. You can leave System and Admins since you are part of those...but the users you want to keep out are not.
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29 Nov 2009   #16
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

Are you sure removing Users will not cause me to be unable to access the drive? And u mean by clicking edit and then remove right?
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29 Nov 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, as an example...I have 2 user accounts
pparks : me and I am an admin
carrie : my wife and she is just a standard user

I have one folder, C:\data1 that I want to protect. I don't want anybody but pparks to have access.


This would NOT work, as carrie is a member of authenticated users and it is allowing acces.


This would work, as it gives pparks access, but doesn't give access to anybody else. (but it also doesn't explicitly deny anybody.


This works as my wife is flat out denied access. So she cannot access, but pparks can


This wouldn't allow EITHER of us to access as we are both members of users and it was explicitly denied access
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29 Nov 2009   #18
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

wow thank you so much. it worked!

i just hope that Linux Mint which i plan to install soon on a new partition can see the drive though!
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29 Nov 2009   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaRonRon View Post
wow thank you so much. it worked!

i just hope that Linux Mint which i plan to install soon on a new partition can see the drive though!
It will. The permissions and such are only applicable to the OS running on the machine. Meaning that if I physically removed your hard drive and placed it into my box..I would be able to see the files and such. Therefore, when you place the second OS on the computer (Linux Mint) in your case...it will not adhere to the permissions and such which you defined under Windows.
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29 Nov 2009   #20
DaRonRon

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

oh thats great to hear. i cannot thank you enough kind sir.
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