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Viewing Only the Files in Drive D Partition

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    Cavite
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    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64 bit

    Viewing Only the Files in Drive D Partition


    Guys I have laptop I gave to my nephew to use for a while for He's studying a basic computer course. I created add user account from it yet I do not test the drive D if it is readable, editable, or writeable, all the files I stored there. What I noticed was the Drive C of my personal files is fully isolated by password. So, my question is can I configure my Drive D too to view or read only my files for someone? I don't want to share to anyone because some files stored it contains terms and agreement.

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    One way to do it is though the sharing tab. Share the folder or drive. Then add your user name and give it full read write access. Then delete the all users so only you can access it. Anybody else trying to access it will be prompted for a password. You also may want to make your nephew's account a standard user and not an administrator.

    File Sharing - "Share with" & "Stop Sharing" in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Jan 2014 at 13:12. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Cavite
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64 bit


    Ah Ok.. It's all about in the sharing tab.. I couldn't able to search that tutorial at first because I don't know what key words to input in searching.Thank you Guys for the reply and the assist. That' what I'm looking for!
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Thanks Brink, I was also trying to find it and got sidetracked. I had intended to add it to my post but had to leave to bail a buddy out of a PC dilemma and forgot.
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