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    Restrict Access To Drive (Win XP Pro - Latest...)

    My XP configuration has only one user, other than the Administrator. So when my machine starts up, I have two logon options: 1) Administrator, which requires a password and 2) Ricky, no password required. I always log on as Ricky unless I need to "fix" something.

    My question: I have a hard drive in my system labeled "N". I want that hard drive to be off limits unless I am logged on as the Admin. It's okay if the drive is visible in an Explore window but I do not want to be able to access the drive while logged in as Ricky. Hopefully, I can do this within the confines of Windows and not use an additional protection program. Advice appreciated.

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    Re: Restrict Access To Drive (Win XP Pro - Latest...)

    Logon as the Administrator. Then in Windows Explorer right click on the drive and select Properties | Security. You should be able to add or remove user and permissions there.

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    Re: Restrict Access To Drive (Win XP Pro - Latest...)

    Do not forget before accessing Security, disable Simple File Sharing (from Tools menu in Windows Explorer select Folder Options, then click View tab, scroll down Advanced Settings list and uncheck "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)", click Apply, OK)

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