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Block Certain Files/Folders from other Users?

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    Windows 7/8 + Linux

    Block Certain Files/Folders from other Users?


    I am trying to block my personal files on my computer from the guest account and I was wondering how I do this?

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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Is this the default guest account or one that you created specifically for guests?
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 7/8 + Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Is this the default guest account or one that you created specifically for guests?
    Its one I have created myself.]Thanks for the reply!
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by acwilson96 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Is this the default guest account or one that you created specifically for guests?
    Its one I have created myself.]Thanks for the reply!
    OK, I think that was important to know; however, since I do not have the inherent knowledge of how to do that off the top, I believe there are many forum members that do have that knowledge so I'm hoping one of them will walk you through this issue. Good luck.
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    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    There's a simple way to do this:
    go to Security tab in Properties, Edit permissions, you'd keep System, Administrators, "your user" and remove other users
    they can not access your folder without admin's password, <log in other user to check>
    (You can add them back anytime)
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    In compliment to effygy's post:Click image for larger version
    The picture explains the steps.
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