Stopping Access from either O/S

  [email protected]© 18:45 20 Dec 2005

I have two O/S on a split hard drive on 1 computer. One person uses 2000 on drive 'D' and the other person uses XP on 'C'. How do I make it so that either person cannot access files programs etc from each others respective drive? Thanks.

  [email protected]© 19:26 20 Dec 2005


  [email protected]© 20:33 20 Dec 2005


  [email protected]© 17:04 21 Dec 2005

Has anybody got any suggestions?

  [email protected]© 19:05 21 Dec 2005

Can't anyone help me!!!??

  PaulB2005 19:10 21 Dec 2005

Put the two disks into caddys but only have one caddy holder installed? 19:16 21 Dec 2005

I BELIEVE (although not 100%) that if both partitions are formatted with an NTFS file system, they shouldn't be able to access files on the other partition. Anyone reading this please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong

  Chris the Ancien 19:35 21 Dec 2005

I love a challenge!
As the two users are using two different OSs, I can see that it might be difficult using a password management system and folder sharing.

So I hunted around in Google.

The best I could find was...

click here

There is a free trial download, but then it costs.

Any help?

  [email protected]© 20:00 21 Dec 2005

Although I do want to protect files and folders its actually each others drive i want to avoid access to. At the moment if i am in 'C' using XP I can double click on 'D' (2000) and access everything and vice versa which I want to stop.

  interzone55 20:08 21 Dec 2005

From the windows XP help file, I'm sure the process will be similar in Win2000:

To make your folders private
Open My Computer.
Double-click the drive where Windows is installed (usually drive (C:), unless you have more than one drive on your computer).
If the contents of the drive are hidden, under System Tasks, click Show the contents of this drive.

Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
Double-click your user folder.
Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.
On the Sharing tab, select the Make this folder private so that only I have access to it check box.

To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.
When you make a folder private, all of its subfolders are private as well. For example, when you make My Documents private, you also make My Music and My Pictures private. When you share a folder, you also share all of its subfolders unless you make them private.
You cannot make your folders private if your drive is not formatted as NTFS. For information about converting your drive to NTFS, click Related Topics.
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