How to I restrict a user from access to partitions?


  1. Posts : 4
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    How to I restrict a user from access to partitions?


    I have 8 partitions on my computer and I have a roomate now and he needs to use my computer, but i want to restrict access so he can only use the C drive not the other partitions that I have

    any help appreciated
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  2. Posts : 28,845
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    eperkins153 said:
    I have 8 partitions on my computer and I have a roomate now and he needs to use my computer, but i want to restrict access so he can only use the C drive not the other partitions that I have

    any help appreciated
    Hi and welcome

    there are several ways

    Most secure, use pgp and encrypt.
    or you can make him a member of a group that cant even view the other partitions.
    Is he an admin?

    Are you?

    Ken
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    zigzag3143 said:
    eperkins153 said:
    I have 8 partitions on my computer and I have a roomate now and he needs to use my computer, but i want to restrict access so he can only use the C drive not the other partitions that I have

    any help appreciated
    Hi and welcome

    there are several ways

    Most secure, use pgp and encrypt.
    or you can make him a member of a group that cant even view the other partitions.
    Is he an admin?

    Are you?

    Ken
    I am an admin
    he is a standard user

    I'm good with computers so if someone could explain the steps that would be great
    I just haven't ever had to share my computer before so I have never taken the time to learn how to do these type of restrictions.

    I want it so a popup stops him when he attempts to use any of my extra partitions
    or so that those extra partitions are hidden either will work I just dont want him to use them or have access.
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  4. Posts : 5,642
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       #4

    Right-click on any partition > Properties > Security > Advance... > Add > type in the roommates username in the the tall text box > Full Control DENY; Ok Ok Ok.
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    logicearth said:
    Right-click on any partition > Properties > Security > Advance... > Add > type in the roommates username in the the tall text box > Full Control DENY; Ok Ok Ok.
    thanks works perfect !!
    Last edited by eperkins153; 20 Jan 2010 at 23:44.
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  6. Posts : 158
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #6

    Will this deny popups UAC when he tries to open partition?

    /Ok it seems that I done somethink wrong. Now I cant open anything and I have admin rights. I get error that I dont have rights, but when I look at Properties -> Security, there's Admins group. What I did wrong?
    Last edited by Lordofminor; 07 May 2011 at 03:23.
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  7. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
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    Lordofminor said:
    Will this deny popups UAC when he tries to open partition?

    /Ok it seems that I done somethink wrong. Now I cant open anything and I have admin rights. I get error that I dont have rights, but when I look at Properties -> Security, there's Admins group. What I did wrong?
    You set Users or Authenticated Users to DENY?
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  8. Posts : 158
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #8

    Users
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  9. Posts : 5,642
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       #9

    Well...remove DENY permissions from Users and do not ever set Users or Authenticated Users or anything group as DENY. Set individual user accounts only.
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  10. Posts : 158
    Windows 7 Professional x64
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    Done that. But it looks like not every folder on that partition changed its permissions. I from my previous tries, reinstalling Windows wont help
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