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    User permissions

    I am running Win2K Professional SR-2. i was logged on as a user with restricted rights. I was able to go into Cocuments and Settings and go into another user's folder, a user with administrative rights, and completely delete the contents of that folder, My Documents and all. This did not remove the user, but it did remove all that user's data.

    How could this happen? I thought Win2K was supposed to prevent a non-admin user from messing with anybody else's data. How can I fix this? Is there some parameter I need to tweak?

    -- dazed and confused...
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    Re: User permissions

    If the owner changed the sharing to "Everyone" then everyone can do just waht you did.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: User permissions

    The folders in question are not shared. (Right-click on folder, select Sharing. "Do not share this folder" is selected.
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    Re: User permissions

    > The folders in question are not shared. (Right-click on folder, select Sharing. "Do not share this folder" is selected

    And how are the folders protected? (Right-click on folder, select Properties, select Security Tab).

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    Re: User permissions

    There is no security tab. Only General and Sharing.
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    Re: User permissions

    This strongly suggests that you have used the FAT file system.

    FAT does not provide any file protection. If you want to be able to protect your files then you will need to convert your disk to NTFS.

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    Re: User permissions

    That is correct. The hard disk on this machine is formatted FAT-32. Thanks for your help.
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