Deny access to hard drive

Gigabyte / GA-P35C-DS3R
December 11, 2008 at 05:53:22
Specs: WinXP Pro SP3, 2 gig DDR2


I have four hard drive (SATA) in my pc at home.

C:/ - for windows and updates
G:/ - For games and Films
H:/ - For software installed on pc
M:/ - for all my work

I am the administrator on this pc, i would like to create another account for a Limited User, and i would like to deny them access to the M:/.

I was wondering, if i was to:

1) Create the limited account
2) log in as admin, then right click on M:/ and select properties and go into security, can i set it permissions to denny access to this user but adding/removing from a list?

im not sure what to do when i get to this window.

can someone help please?


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December 11, 2008 at 06:06:26

When you do that you'll have a list of every user and group that has access to that partition. Just remove everyone except your user account (Administrator) and you should be good.

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December 11, 2008 at 06:23:19

Excellent i'll give that a go, i done something before (not sure what) and i totally screwed it up and i couoldnt get back into the account even when i was admin, so i thought was in the wrong place.

thanks for your help i will give this go.

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December 11, 2008 at 07:58:32

To be on the safe side, you could always ADD the other user and give them "Deny" permissions for everything.

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December 11, 2008 at 13:54:30

Be sure not to deny admin.

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December 12, 2008 at 01:33:43

Guys thanks you very much for your help it worked perfectly, i think before i edited the admin and lost some of the functions.

But this time i done as you said and it worked great.

Thanks a lot everyone.

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