Other users accesing my files and folders.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Adrian, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    can someone tell me how to block other users of my pc from accessing files
    inside my account? I have tested to see if someone can see my files and the
    computer says that Windows needs permission to access my files, I figured
    after this my password would need to be entered but all you have to do is
    click okay and anyone has access to all my files. can some please tell me how
    to change this?

    Vista Home premium is my OS
     
    Adrian, Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Adrian

    Puppy Breath Guest

    If you password-protect the administrative account that shows in the UAC
    prompt, just clicking OK won't be enough. Only people who know that password
    will be able to get past that UAC prompt to where they can get to your
    files.
     
    Puppy Breath, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    That's what I thought would happen until I saw someone playing music from
    some of my files. I went back and tried to get into another admin. account on
    my pc and the prompt for permission comes up it says I don't have permission
    to access that users files. It then says the computer needs permission I
    press okay and then I'm in. After that there are no more prompts i can access
    those files whenever I want. I've blocked file-sharing and enabled password
    protection yet people I don't want snooping in my files are free to roam.
     
    Adrian, Feb 27, 2007
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  4. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    Anybody?


     
    Adrian, Feb 28, 2007
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  5. Adrian

    Adrian Guest

    Anybody?

     
    Adrian, Feb 28, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    Are all of the other users also Administrators? If so, then they have
    complete access by using their own Administrator token.
    You might want to consider encrypting your personal files. Right-click on
    the folders that you want to encrypt, select Properties, Advanced. There is
    a checkbox to encrypt.

    Before encrypting anything, search the Help and Support for encryption.
    There are some useful articles there with explanations and procedures.
     
    Jane C, Feb 28, 2007
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