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Old 06-27-02, 11:41 PM
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XP File permissions help!

I'm running XP Pro and I want to make a folder only accessable to the "Administrator" account and not available to regular users, including my own account.

I want to put this on the root of my D:\ partition, but I just can't figure it out. The help feature is not very helpful since it only shows you how to do it under the admins profile.

I'm not attached to a domain either, just a workgroup.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-27-02, 11:53 PM
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First off, your hard drive needs to be formatted with NTFS. If it is, simply right-click on the desired folder and choose "sharing and security". You can add who you want and what permissions here.

Edit: OK, looks like this doesn't work. Guess XP is a little different...

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Old 06-28-02, 12:34 AM
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First, click on tools --> folder options --> view --> uncheck use simple file sharing.

Now, you can right click on the folder and click on the sharing option.
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Old 06-28-02, 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by johnglass
First off, your hard drive needs to be formatted with NTFS. If it is, simply right-click on the desired folder and choose "sharing and security". You can add who you want and what permissions here.

Edit: OK, looks like this doesn't work. Guess XP is a little different...
No you are right....with the drive formatted in NTFS you can edit the permissions of user through these means.
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Old 06-28-02, 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by zuffy
First, click on tools --> folder options --> view --> uncheck use simple file sharing.

Now, you can right click on the folder and click on the sharing option.
That's the part I was missing. I was wondering why I didn't have the security tab at all...
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Old 06-28-02, 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by johnglass


That's the part I was missing. I was wondering why I didn't have the security tab at all...
I was so used to the NT and W2K way of setting up shares, I got confused like you did with XP. Then I realize this stupid simple file sharing option.
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