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Windows 7: Drive Permissions: Disable access / Viewing of drive (no group policy)

24 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7
Drive Permissions: Disable access / Viewing of drive (no group policy)

Windows 7 OS with admin rights (group policy not installed)

Hello to the forum, I would apprechiate some help.

How to stop external hdd OS writing to a drive (without express permision or blocking totally) and controlling overal access.

Or needing the windows admin password to access the drive.

I understand group policy (gpedit.msc) does this but its not installed, which leaves doing something with permissions in the security tab
computer > properties > security >


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26 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 7

? tried but external can still view and write
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 Drive Permissions: Disable access / Viewing of drive (no group policy)

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