Lock Wallpaper

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Mataloski, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Mataloski

    Mataloski Guest

    Other people use my computer and change my wallpaper. Just want to know if
    there is a way to password lock my wallpaper so only I can change it.

    Thanks
     
    Mataloski, Nov 11, 2007
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  2. Mataloski

    Do these other people have their own user accounts or are they using your
    account? Wallpaper settings are specific for each user and not global.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Nov 11, 2007
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  3. Mataloski

    Mataloski Guest

    They go on my account. But I dont want to password protect my account just my
    desktop wallpaper. I know they used to be able to do it at school for xp but
    I dont know about vista.
     
    Mataloski, Nov 11, 2007
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  4. Mataloski

    If others are able to log on to the computer with your administrator
    account, there is nothing you can do that they would not be able to undo?
    They could even set a password for the account that would effectively lock
    you out of the PC!
    This is a very bad practice, especially with users who are doing things that
    you don't approve.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Nov 12, 2007
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  5. Mataloski

    Guest

    It's better if every user has his own computer.
     
    , Nov 12, 2007
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  6. I have the same Issue I want to password protect my wallpaper NOT loc
    my whole computer. I wish people would get over it and say I don't hav
    an answer instead of telling me something wrong. I don't want to lock m
    computer My son is 9 and just wants to be like daddy and put a wal
    paper up, so I should lock my wife and kids out of the computer right
    Now see why that answer dosent work people,so if anyone knows how t
    lock my wallpaper only, please post
     
    JustaBloodyScot, Apr 7, 2010
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  7. Mataloski

    Brink Guest

    Hello Scot

    Sorry, but you cannot just password the wallpaper. Only the use
    account. Of course you could create a separate standard user account fo
    your son so that it doesn't matter what he changes the wallpaper to, an
    you do not have to worry about him being able to make changes tha
    affect the whole computer

    If you like for an alternative, you could use the STEP TWO section i
    both METHOD ONE and METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to prevent th
    wallpaper from being changed

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/107383-desktop-background-wallpaper-prevent-change.htm

    Hope this helps
    Shaw

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    Brink, Apr 7, 2010
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