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    Security/Confidentiality

    Hi. Not sure if this is possible, but is it possible to prevent "User B" from browsing "User A"s Documents and Settings folders? I have a friend for whom i am building a new machine whose hubby can't resist looking to see where she has been surfing, browsing through e-mails etc. I figured i could ensure the favourites and .pst file etc. are in here and lock them up to anyone but the user and admin.

    I guess it may be possible to create a share, but not sure if this can be done.........

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    Re: Security/Confidentiality

    You're in luck then, because in Windows 2000 you can deny access.

    Be very careful with this as Deny takes precedence over Allow.

    Change the security settings on her document folders to Deny all access to anyone but her, and any system processes, and hubby is up the proverbial creek without a paddle. <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Security/Confidentiality

    Thanks for your reply. Sounds hopeful! Apologies for my ignorance, but where do i find these settings?

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    Re: Security/Confidentiality

    You stated "hubby is up the proverbial creek without a paddle", unless he has Admin or SuperUser privileges,then the hubby see's all and can read all.

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

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    Re: Security/Confidentiality

    From Windows Explorer, right-click on the directory tree that you wish to change, and then select Properties. There will be a security tab in the properties sheet that allows you to change these settings.

    This will only work if the partition is NTFS - you cannot set security on FAT/FAT32 partitions. You can convert an existing partition to NTFS using the convert.exe utility provided with Windows 2000.

    If all of that seems like a major hassle, there are third party utilities on the 'net that will perform some of these functions - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pc-magic.com/des.htm#mf>Magic Folders</A> comes to mind - but as far as their compatibility on 2000 I can't say. Magic Folders is in testing for 2000 now and is not yet available.
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    Re: Security/Confidentiality

    True, very true....I forgot that you can take ownership of anything as administrator, but I also know that you can remove that privilege as well, if you modify the admin account...which could lead to a very hairy installation of 2000.

    Thanks for the reminder!
    -Mark

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