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sallam

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I use Windows XP pro on a FAT32
I've activated guest account in 'users' to limit access to my files. But guests can still access my documents through start button>my computer>*drive
I can not make any folder private because I'm not using NTFS formatting.

My question: is there a way to hide the start button itself in guest account only, without hiding it in my account as admin? I want to limit a guest's access to only the icons I leave for him on the desktop.
 

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Without NTFS, you are gonna be very limited in what you can do as far as security settings. It's a good thing that he is logging under as "Guest" where he won't be able to install or uninstall anything.

Best bet is move the sensitive data to a removable disk/storage or if they are MS Word documents, you can set a password on them.

There are ways to remove My Computer and My Documents from the desktop, but of course he/she can always access any directory through win explorer of course.
 
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You can create a zip file containing your private documents and set a password to that using the file menu. When the Guest tries to access any of the contents, he(she) will be required to give the correct password.
 
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Under the Admin Tools you should be able to set a local security policy. I'm fairly sure that is a possibility with FAT, but not certain.
 
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Is there any particular reason you're using fat32 instead of ntfs?
CHanging the file system would help you out with the security issues.
 
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Another option is to make a smaller partition on your harddrive and format it as NTFS. Then put all your sensitive data there.

That way you can secure that partition from other users.

This is how I have my system set up.

If they try to access any folder on the NTFS partition they just get 'Access denied'.
 

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Originally posted by Rizzo:
Under the Admin Tools you should be able to set a local security policy. I'm fairly sure that is a possibility with FAT, but not certain.
Local Security settings will not allow Sallam to restrict access to any particular file/folder. Like i said above you need NTFS.
 
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