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Windows 7: Secure a Storage HDD?

10 Sep 2010   #1
Nevakonaza

7 Home Premium X64
 
 
Secure a Storage HDD?

Hey guys,

I have a 500Gb Hard drive in my system which i use purely for storage,Like my films,music,,and information id rather keep private.

My parents and my sister and sometimes some friends all use this pc,and even on their limited user account they can still access my 500Gb drive,How can i stop them,Its not like the info is so very private that none one should see!,but id prefer it if they were not just able to view whats on the drive.

Is there a way i can make the drive only viewable to an admin or somehow password protect it?...i cant see anyway within windows to do it

Appreciate any help.

Thanks


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10 Sep 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nevakonaza View Post
Hey guys,

I have a 500Gb Hard drive in my system which i use purely for storage,Like my films,music,,and information id rather keep private.

My parents and my sister and sometimes some friends all use this pc,and even on their limited user account they can still access my 500Gb drive,How can i stop them,Its not like the info is so very private that none one should see!,but id prefer it if they were not just able to view whats on the drive.

Is there a way i can make the drive only viewable to an admin or somehow password protect it?...i cant see anyway within windows to do it

Appreciate any help.

Thanks

You can take all the other users and edit the drives properties so they cant even see it if you like.

Take ownership of the drive as admin. go into t he advanced properties and uncheck the regular users including read and open if avail

Let us know if you need more help.

Ken J
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10 Sep 2010   #3
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

May seem extreme but TrueCrypt could work
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10 Sep 2010   #4
Nevakonaza

7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Quote:
You can take all the other users and edit the drives properties so they cant even see it if you like.

Take ownership of the drive as admin. go into t he advanced properties and uncheck the regular users including read and open if avail

Let us know if you need more help.

Ken J
Hi thanks for replying

i right clicked on the drive in "My computer" selected "properties" and then "Sharing"...then choose the "Advanced Sharing" option but all the options i are these?



Thing is i dont want to share it!..when i select that box all it asks it what i want to name the drive to share it as...nothing to select any permissions
Appreciate any further help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
May seem extreme but TrueCrypt could work
Yeah i heard of that,But i dont know if i could trust it...what happens if i have to re-install windows and when i try to access that drive again it wont accept my password? or if the password gets screwed up?...dont really trust it
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10 Sep 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Go to properties window of the concerned drive (right click on the drive letter in windows explorer, select "properties") -> Security tab. Then, add your name (Admin) and give yourself full control from the checkboxes below. Now, add the user accounts you wish to restrict access to (unless they are already there) and either deny access or limit permissions (whatever you wish).
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