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block access to folder in a user account

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    Windows 8

    block access to folder in a user account

    I created a non-administrator account in Windows 8 for family members.
    I want to restrict access to specific folders.
    In Windows explorer, I right click properties on the folder, go into the security settings,
    but it's not clear what I need to do. Highlighting "users", I attempt to deny access but I get a warning
    that seems to be communicating that it would also block admin access to that particular folder.

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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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block access to folder in a user account

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