Win2K - Restricting Access to Files

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BlackHorseman

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Hi,

These days I have taken upon myself the daunting task of instructing my mother in the intricate art of using a computer.

My computer.

No, I don't think you understand.

My computer!

Scary, I know.

I am running Win2K SP II, on NTFS. I would like to crteate an extremely restricted user account, so that she cannot murder my system by mistake. And, I would like to be able to block her access to certain files (like, say, my wonderful, eh, art collection), or even to limit her access to a folder or a group of folders. My question is, how do I accomplish this? I mean, I know how to create all sorts of accounts. But how can I block access of certain users to certain files or folders, or to make certain files or folders accessible only to a particular user? And, to avoid embarrassment, I need it to work 100%.

:)

Thanks,
Daniel.
 

Tushman

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Daniel, since you're using NTFS, that makes it a snap. Just type cipher /? at a command prompt (from within W2K of course) and yoiu get a list of commands. I recommend that you encrypt at the folder level for the highest security.
 

BlackHorseman

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Hi,

Well, I am a bit timid about encryption, though I have learned already how to export the encryption key BEFORE reinstalling Windows :).

Isn't there another method? To simply restrict access, without encrypting? Like: right click on folder->properties->security tab and there to adjust permissions or to use the 'advanced' button?

Daniel.
 
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Hi,

I would create an account as General User for her and then remove here access permission from the folders you do not want her to view.

If she tries to access them, she will receive an error :

Access Denied.

Paul V
 
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Right click the file or folder, and select the "Security" tab.
remove the users group

and then test it.

Paul
 
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