Sharing Files and folders please helppppp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gary Pandher, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Gary Pandher

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    Why does it not let me make this or any of the other folders private? so that other people on the compter with other user accounts with limited access can not see these files?
     
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  3. Elroy Jetson

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    Are you running a NTFS file system?
     
  4. Gary Pandher

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    i think it is ntfs
    i dont really remember was so long ago but i think it is :(
     
  5. Elroy Jetson

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    Look under my computer, c: dive, right click properties. it will tell you the format. if you are on ntfs, does your profile have administrative rights?
     
  6. Gary Pandher

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    :confused: :huh: :confused: :huh: fat 32 :mad:
    theres a way i can convert it to ntfs without partitioning and reformatting right?...or no:(
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Start>Run>cmd

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    convert C: /FS:NTFS

    That's it ... make sure you back up your data just in case.
     
  8. Gary Pandher

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    If you attempt to convert the partition from which the operating system is running. It is not possible to convert the boot partition while the operating system is running. To convert the boot partition, it will always be necessary to issue the CONVERT command, answer Yes to the prompt, and then restart the computer. The partition will be converted the next time the computer is restarted. As an alternative, it is possible to boot the computer to an installation of Windows on a different partition and convert the partition from that installation of Windows.


    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q214579

    microsoft site says that...
    i only have one partition...and that has the os on it...and only one drive...will it still work?
     
  9. Gary Pandher

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    also if i convert i wont lose data right?
    there is a chance but most likely i wont???
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Yes, when you type CONVERT, you will be asked to reboot ... and the conversion will begin.

    And no, all your data should remain intact. The backup is just in case.
     
  11. Elroy Jetson

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    I converted from fat32 to ntfs, no problem. backup just to be sure. you will be asked to reboot (I think) and it should not take too long (a few minutes).

    Good luck, and let us know how it went (ie: if you can lock the folders).

    Cheers, EJ :cool:
     
  12. Gary Pandher

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    k gonna try that just as soon as i back up
    thanks
     
  13. Gary Pandher

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    mmmmmmmmm k thanks guys
    it let me make it private
    now to c if the other users can still see my files or not..