Windows XP File Access

  Big Trev 00:47 21 Jun 2003
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I am in the process of setting up an account for my son in Windows XP.

Is it possible to prevent him accessing certain files and folders on the PC? If so how is it done?

Thanks.

  Terrahawk 00:52 21 Jun 2003

i believe it is done by right clicking the folder you dont want to share go to sharing and security check make this folder private

  powerless 00:57 21 Jun 2003

Set yourself up as an administrator (by default all users are admins)

GO to start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Choose his account and select "Change my account type". Now choose "Limited".

Now on your account password protect it.

Any folder and files you wish to share stick them in the shared folder.

  Big Trev 09:14 21 Jun 2003

I've tried both suggestions and when I log on as my son I can still access everything in the PC.

Files are marked "Do not share".

Any other ideas?

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