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robertdamer

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Good evening everyone.

I have two user accounts on my PC, the administrator being myself. I have some file folders that I would like to "keep" the other user from using. I right-click on the file folder that I want to lock the other user from using, I select properties, I select the security tab, I select the edit button, and I'm left with this window (See thumbnail #1). Since I am the administrator, you would think that I can disable all permissions for "Users". However, when I try to do this, I'm left with this error message: (See Thumbnail #2). Any advice regarding this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!!

robertdamer

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When you say "the administrator " do you mean "The System Administrator" account that is built into the OS?
 

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I'm not quite sure. I've attached a file with the "administrator" in question highlighted.

Please see Thumbnail #3.

Thanks!
 

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What is the Account name that you are using?
 

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Pleas note: I'm not searching for any help regarding password or the like. Since I am the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm trying to restrict access to certain file folders...
 

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What happens if you were to right click the "Folder(s)" and select "Share With", and then "Nobody"?
 

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Well, you lead me as far as I needed to be. I selected "Share With" under the right-click drop-down menu and then selected "Advanced Sharing". From there I was able to deny all access to the group entitled "Everyone" and then add myself, the administrator, to the "share" list with full control for the folder. Thank you very much for your help bro!
 
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