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Win 8 - Block user access??

  1. #1

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    windows 8 pro

    Win 8 - Block user access??

    I have one admin account and 1 standard account. Is there any way I can block the standard account from being able to access storage spaces (my computer > D/F/G drive > documents, pictures, etc)? I would like the standard account only to be able to access one folder and few programs (like media center).
    Please help!


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  2. #2

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Hello c, and welcome to eightforums!

    You can try out family safety from live essentials. To download windows live essentials free, follow this link: Windows Essentials: Other Programs - install all essential programs, or select which ones to install manually.

    You will need to go through and select what programs to block. Try it and see if it is for you.

    Also, standard accounts are not able to view the photos, documents, etc. of other accounts. They can only view public items and their own items in their own documents (etc.).

    They can use disk space, but they cannot see the items used by another account.

    Hope I've answered your questions. Let me know!
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