WinXP users drive & partition access rights

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by viky1181, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. viky1181

    viky1181 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    is it possible to restrict drive or folders access rights to different winxp users logging into the system. can i restrict them from deleting or modifying any files in a specific drive or folder.
     
  2. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    depends...what file system are you using? Fat or NTFS?

    also you will need to setup user accounts to prevent users accessing a specific foler.

    if you dont have a user accounts or dont want to create them you may not be able to do this unless

    you get a third party sofware that could possibly password a certain folder....


    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Lockdown/Folder-Guard-XP-Edition.shtml
     
  3. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    oh and another thing you can do is make the folder hidden. not to secure but can be useful
     
  4. viky1181

    viky1181 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i have ntfs file system on the partition where xp is installed and user accounts r installed. but any user can access all my drives and partitions. how can i restrict it? is it possible without any third party software
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    XP Home or Professional??
     
  6. viky1181

    viky1181 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    ok i finally got it. winxp ntfs partition has a security feature to assign rights to a partition or folder.
     
  7. xtweaker

    xtweaker Tweaking Monkey

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    Ya you just need to disable "Simple File Sharing" to se ethe advances security settings. You can get that option in the Folder Options control panel.

    Just a hint, if you ever lock yourself out, you can get back access by changing the Ownership back to yourself.
     

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