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Windows 7: limiting Admin access to files

12 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x64
limiting Admin access to files


I share a computer with my brother and we are both Admin users (different accounts), which is required to allowed Asus thermal control software to run. It is Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The questions is: Is there anyway to stop Admin account from viewing & deleting files for other users. I have tried encryption, but it still allows the files to be accessed. Is this just a design flow from Microsoft??


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12 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Design flow? I assume you mean design flaw...well no, it is not a design flaw. You are both administrators you both can have absolute power over the computer. The flaw is in your setup. You want to restrict what someone can do, do not give them administrative power. That is all there is to it.
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