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How do I prevent others from viewing my personal files?

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Old 07-20-2007
CanonGuy
 

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How do I prevent others from viewing my personal files?
I sometimes have friends over to house sit while I'm away on business and I
would like to create a Guest Account so they can use my computer but NOT be
able to view my personal files.

I am running Vista Home Premium. I have my OS and apps on drive C and have
moved all my personal folders to drive D (a physically separate internal
drive). Both are running NTFS or whatever the default file system is for
Vista.

I've created the Guest Account but when I log in using that account, I can
still view and access files in my personal folders (My Documents, Pictures,
etc).

How can we do this in Vista?
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Old 07-20-2007
P. Di Stolfo
 

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Re: How do I prevent others from viewing my personal files?
Hello,

set the permissions for you personal folder. Right-click it and select
"Properties" -> tab "Security" and there, make sure that only your account,
Administrator and SYSTEM are listed. They all should get full permission.
Additionally, you could add Guest and deny all access.

Greetings,
P. Di Stolfo

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"CanonGuy" <CanonGuy@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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>I sometimes have friends over to house sit while I'm away on business and I
> would like to create a Guest Account so they can use my computer but NOT
> be
> able to view my personal files.
>
> I am running Vista Home Premium. I have my OS and apps on drive C and
> have
> moved all my personal folders to drive D (a physically separate internal
> drive). Both are running NTFS or whatever the default file system is for
> Vista.
>
> I've created the Guest Account but when I log in using that account, I can
> still view and access files in my personal folders (My Documents,
> Pictures,
> etc).
>
> How can we do this in Vista?


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