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Windows 7: 1 PC, 5 Users, why does everyone sees everything?

10 Jan 2010   #1
deonholt

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
1 PC, 5 Users, why does everyone sees everything?

Hi there.

Win 7 x64 Home Premium

So, I am new to multiple users and user accounts on 1 machine, but I tried.

I bought a 2nd PC to be used by my wife and 3 boys. My account is the Admin account.
I have created (with the default settings except for adding a password to every account) the 4 accounts and my understanding was that all the files in the, for example, pictures folder, will be hidden from other user accounts. I have just discovered that I was wrong.

Yesterday we went out as a family and my youngest son took some pictures for his album which he saved to a sub-folder in his Pictures Library. To my surprise, these files were available with Full Control to the other users.
I thought that every account's files will not be accessible to the other accounts. What I have also discovered, is that when I delete a picture from the owner's account, it is also deleted in the other accounts' Picture Libraries.

What do I need to do to "fix" this? Is this not supposed NOT to happen? (Remember, I am new to multiple user accounts. )

Regards,
Deon


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10 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

These settings help will help with that. You can choose who to share your pictures with or which folders will be shared.


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10 Jan 2010   #3
deonholt

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can see why you are a guru.

Last question:
Every individual user must do this otherwise it is open for everyone by default?

Regards,
Deon
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10 Jan 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes all users need to adjust these settings while in their own account. It works pretty well for me and probably you also.
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10 Jan 2010   #5
deonholt

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Excellent, thank you very much.

Regards,
Deon
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10 Jan 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

My pleasure deonholt.
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