change root directory for certain users on win xp professional

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I want to set up a guest account which cannot access c: (or d:, e: or any drive directly), in fact the user should not be able to access anything above his own profile directory %USERPROFILE% (e.g. c:/documents and settings/<USERNAME>/* is allowed, c:/documents and settings/ or c:/ is forbidden)
The problem of course is that programmes started by that user must be able to access their own programme folders, but calling a file selector dialogue within the programme may only allow access to objects inside user's %USERPROFILE%. Even typing e.g. "c:\" must not work.

Anyone can help?

Chris


The system in question is a win xp professional sp 3.
 
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Is this in a domain environment or a standalone PC environment?
 

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Wow, thank you for your prompt response!

And sorry, forgot to state this: it's a NON-domain/standaloned environment.
The pc is in a network, but without windows domains set up and without dc.
 

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1) The problem with gpedit is - as far as I understand it - that it affects all users on a computer, and this is NOT what I want

2) Hiding drive letters: I already had the idea to make X: or W: or whatever other than C make the system drive. But as far as I know in Windows© this produces more problems than it solves... :)
But without that hiding drive letters makes no sense, because anybody knows that C is the system drive...

3) And a default save location is - well - just the default suggestion ...
Anybody can always change it...

sorry, but I need mandatory rules. Gpedit offers this, but not selectively for certain users, but for all. Not what I need.
 
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