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Standard account user's access to other user's files

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    Standard account user's access to other user's files


    According to the windows.microsoft.com website "Your user account prevents anyone who is using a standard account on your computer from seeing your files." My wife and I share our computer: I have an administrator account and she has a standard user account. Yet when she is logged in she can access my documents and read them via File Explorer, though she cannot delete them. This seems to contradict what Microsoft say or am I missing something? Grateful for any advice.

    Since writing the above I have found that the same situation exists on the other computer that we share, but in this case she is able to delete the documents as well.

    Sorry, everyone, I think I've solved this. I must have set particular sharing permissions and forgotten I'd done so.


    Last edited by curt jugg; 23 May 2015 at 10:23.

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