Hi...I need help Fast

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LinK008, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. LinK008

    LinK008 Guest

    Hi to all !!
    I got a question to ask !!
    Well, im now living with my brother and he is a pain in the ass !!
    Im sharing my computer with him
    And recently, he deleted my homework on the HD and i can tell u that i am SO PISS !!
    So i created user accounts in my computer and i set my account to admin and i set my brother's account to limited !!
    Even though i did that, i think it is still possible for him to delete stuff. so my question is this !!
    Is it possible for me to change his account so that he cannot delete anything in the HD ??
    BTW, im using XP rite now !!
    Help is appreciated !!
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    simple solution he deletes your stuff (wha), you can figure it out. :D
  3. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    if your admin then he cant access your personal folders from a limited account. mabey you need to encrypt your stuff, i think that stops him being able to delete them.
  4. LinK008

    LinK008 Guest

    i dont know how to do that !!
    Can u guys teach me how to ??
    cause im new to computer :confused: :confused:
  5. neoterixx

    neoterixx Guest

    Honestly I woudlnt let anyone that wasn't computer SAVVY touch my system, I mean why would you want to let your brother touch your system if he is a complete idiot? I mean for real tell him to get his own system or something, why should you hard work be lost cause he is a nitwit!
  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    The circumstances are not the issue here.

    I Think it's somthing to do with the networking wizzard, dunno i managed it once then did a reinstall of windows, slightly changed my login name and whammo. LOL couldn't read jack chitte.
    So now i stay away from encryption.
  7. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

    Unless you go and do some group editing (haven't quite figured it out yet) then all accounts have the ability to delete files that are critical, such as program files and files used by windows.

    However, if what you want is to protect your documents do the following:
    Start > Control Panel
    Go to User Accounts
    Select your account from the list
    Click "Create a password"
    Follow the instructions
    You should also get the option of having your files hidden. This way your "My Documents" folder will not be able to be accessed from any account except your own and the password will prevent anyone else from logging in under your account.

    Hope this helps,
  8. ikester7579

    ikester7579 Guest

    To make sure he can't delete your stuff. Go in under his id and password and see if you can do it. If he can't stop messing things up than password the computer so only you can get in. Also you can make a restore point after you do your home work that way you can get it back even when it's deleted!
  9. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    Just slap the kid 1 and tell him to leave well alone. (sorry had to be said):D
  10. Armis36

    Armis36 Guest

    Just Hide It

    Why not just make a copy of your work, and place (ie: hide) it in another folder (C:\Programs Files\My Homework\?subject?). Then you've got your backup, hopefully somewhere he won't be messing around. :cool: