How to prevent access to folders in Windows 7?

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  1. Deathwing

    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have two users on my PC: Me (set as administrator) and a Guest account.

    I would like to prevent users of the Guest account from accessing specific folders and their contents.

    Can you please tell me how I would go about this?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Abhijith

    Abhijith New Member

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    just right click on the folder and select the security tab deny access to the other users
     
  3. Deathwing

    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    I unticked the box as instructed and right-clicked to bring up the Properties/Security tab. I have the following group or user names:

    *Authenticated users
    *SYSTEM
    *Me
    *Administrators
    *Users

    If I click Deny on permissions for "Users" I get a warning that if I am a member of two groups the "Deny" command will take precedence over the "Allow" permission. Then when I tried to access the folder from my "Me (Administrator)" account I am denied access.

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium so does that mean there isn't any way to prevent Guests from accessing my folders?
     
  4. Deathwing

    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    Awesome and many thanks Ben. It gave me a few errors for subfolders but as it worked for the main folder carrying them that should work absolutely fine. One related question if I may - is there a way to stop Guests from accessing Control Panel (I'm thinking of preventing them from being able to "show hidden files and folders" too if possible)?

    Thank you
     
  5. Deathwing

    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    Drew - is that something I can only do to user accounts other than Guest? With the "Guest" account I am only given the option to change the display picture or enable/disable the account.

    Ben - I tried that command in Run but it does not locate a programme. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and my hard drive is set to C: if that makes any difference?
     
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    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    Ben - same issue, "rsop.msc" is not found?
     
  7. Deathwing

    Deathwing Well-Known Member

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    Yes please if you can.

    And many thanks for all of your help.
     
  8. Tanvir Shahriar

    Tanvir Shahriar New Member

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    i need help with this too anyone free......?inbox me.
     
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  9. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    @ Tanvir Shahriar,
    Right click at the folder in question > select Share with > select Nobody
     
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  10. Tanvir Shahriar

    Tanvir Shahriar New Member

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    thnx man it worked ...
     
  11. davidhk129

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    You are welcome.
     

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