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need help with two admin accounts

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    Windows 8.1

    need help with two admin accounts


    hellow everyone.i have a quick question.i use windows 8.1 pro with media center. me and one of my friend have separate accounts for each other on the same windows. we both are admin. my problem is... When I logged in to my friends account he can excess all the files on the other account. same when my friend log in to my account he can excess all his files and stuff tru my windows account. how can I fix this so That other users on my pc cant excess others files.even if your account is admin. i dont want other pepole on my pc to see what i have on my account. please help

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    The behavior you are seeing is by design. All admin accounts have access (or can grant themselves access) to all files on the computer. Attempting to restrict such access is an exercise in futility. Only with limited accounts are such restrictions possible.
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    You can make a partition on the hard drive, and encrypt it with Truecrypt.

    I think the software is also able to encrypt a single file or single folder too, if you would care to use it like that.
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need help with two admin accounts
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