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How do I stop my personal folders from being seen by another account?

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In XP that is solved by creating a password for the account. Try that.

However, if the other account is an administrator, then that account will be able to see all of the hard drive, no matter what.
 

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I already have a password for both accounts. I am on vista. My personal folders used to be unviewable by the other account. Something changed on my operating system.

the other account is a standard user's account.

Thank you for replying.

Anyone else have advice?
 

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Hi,
If you want something really secure, have you considered TrueCrypt?


  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.


http://www.truecrypt.org/

Richard
 

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never mind. i could see both accounts because i was logged in to both accounts at the same time.

thank you both for replying.
 
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