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Solved: Question about shared documents folder and limited accounts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomdkat, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know if limited accounts have read/write access to the LOCAL "shared documents" folder by default? Or do limited accounts have only read access to the "shared documents" folder?

    This is for Windows XP Home Edition (SP3).

    Thanks!

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  2. DaveA

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    Depends on how the different user accounts were setup. If you look at the "Properties" of each of the user folders, you may see that they may be checked as private, if NOT any or all users other than "Guest" well have read access.
     
  3. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. I think I answered my own question last night. The process used to create the additional accounts was to:
    1. Go into the 'User Accounts" control panel from an administrator account
    2. Click "Create a new account"
    3. Enter the account name
    4. Choose the type as "Limited"
    5. Create the account
    Last night, I was on another XP Home system and performed the above steps. Then, I created a Word document in the administrator account and saved it in the "Shared Documents" folder. Then, I logged out of the admin account and logged in to the limited account I created and tried to open the file in the "Shared Documents" folder and it was opened in "read-only" mode. I then tried to delete that file from the "Shared Documents" folder and was denied access.

    So, I think by default limited accounts have limited access to the "Shared Documents" folder. :)

    Thanks for your reply!

    Peace...
     
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