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Windows 7: How to I restrict a user from access to partitions?

20 Jan 2010   #1
eperkins153

windows 7
 
 
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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20 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eperkins153 View Post
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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20 Jan 2010   #3
eperkins153

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eperkins153 View Post
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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20 Jan 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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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20 Jan 2010   #5
eperkins153

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
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 !!
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07 May 2011   #6
Lordofminor

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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?
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07 May 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordofminor View Post
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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08 May 2011   #8
Lordofminor

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Users
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08 May 2011   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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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08 May 2011   #10
Lordofminor

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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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