Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

How can I hide programs from other users.

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    How can I hide programs from other users.

    I'm the administrator and would like to haide/keep other users from having the programs available to them. Is there a way to hide short-cuts from other user accounts?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Pro plus Windows 8.1 Pro VM


    Would this be suitable ?

    WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.

    It's free and is very good.

    Just don't lose your password !!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 21,860
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jeff, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, Windows 8.1 has an included "Family Safety" feature that you could use to block specified standard users from being able to open programs you set to block for them.

    Family Safety App Restrictions - Set and Manage in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

How can I hide programs from other users.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Win partition shifting leaving users & programs as it is
I have the current partition layout : 53392 Here, I want to move Windows 8 from the 360GB disk to the 1TB disk. A few complications : One user profile is moved using registry modification method : User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums This user account's folders are...
Installation & Setup
Missing Programs in Programs and Features (Control Panel)
Hi guys, hope you can help me with this please because I don’t really know what to do to solve it. I have a Vaio running Windows 8.1. but coming with Windows 8 preinstalled. I have recently noticed that most of the programs and apps (Adobe, Realtek, Sony folder, Intel, Avast, Java, Bluetooth…)...
Software and Apps
Hard drive or what? Programs not showing in programs list
Hi I have been having an issue with my self built system, not sure if it is hard drive, virus or software conflict. 1- A month ago I started experiencing slow start up and afterwards there would be system hangs and the HDD light would be on for a while before system response. 2- Last week...
General Support
How to make programs available to certain users
I just got Windows 8, and there are some programs that I want exclusively on my account. We have two accounts set up so far, and I just don't want to clutter up the other user's desktop with my stuff. Is there a way to assign a program to certain users? Thank you.
Software and Apps
Permit users to use installed programs
Because of a system defect I had to reset windows 8.1 to factory condition. After I re-install as admin user the Programs wiped off by System Reset some of them I cannot access from non-admin users, examples Skype, Dropbox. In the case of Skype I had to install the program three times, once...
Software and Apps
Sharing Programs with Homegroup Users
Microsoft Office and Student 2010 is avaiable only to the administrator. How do you make it available to other members of the Windows 8 Homegroup?
Network & Sharing
Stop sharing programs between users on same PC
I'll try to explain this best I can: I have two user accounts on the one PC, one for my wife (user) and one for me (Admin). I dont want to use or see or use her programs. EG Word, Excel, Incredimail etc. Likewise I don't want her to use or see mine. How can I setup the users as if its two...
Software and Apps

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook