Old 01-24-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get a setup so anytime I'm in the hospital, other people can record in here. I want to make it so my computer has different logins and only certain stuff is available to the guest, definitely not my dropbox and all that. Can you lock people into certain drives, or out of them?
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:50 PM   #2
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Yep, but it'll be a hack job if you aren't careful and somewhat knowing/understanding what you are doing. That mostly depends on how far you take it. The first step is to keep you in the administrators group and create other accounts that are not in that group. Actually, I might even make a group called "restricted users", add them to that group, then any folder you don't want them to have access to, you just remove that "restricted users and "authenticated users" and/or "everyone" group from the folder's security properties. FWIW, the everyone group isn't a real group object IIRC, but rather a pseudo computed group but means what it is named.

That said, with them not being in the admin group to begin with, all of your user folders will be off limit by default aka C:\Users\Pipe\...
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Is there a tutorial somewhere for doing this? I tried something similar a few months ago and screwed everything up
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Is there a tutorial somewhere for doing this? I tried something similar a few months ago and screwed everything up
I made some edits above, I'll look around to see if there is anything simple.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:06 PM   #5
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I'm not seeing much that I like other than the simple ones where you create a new user account, make it a local and standard account. That will keep them out of any folders under c:\users\username that isn't theirs - but it won't keep them out of other folders outside of that without changing permissions at the folder level. IOW for a user named User1...

C:\Users\Pipe (can't access)
C:\Users\Pipe\Dropbox (can't access)
C:\Users\User2 (can't access)
C:\Users\User1 (can access)
E:\PipesSecretFormula (can access)
D:\MyBills (can access)
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Pipeline, I just sent you a PM.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:05 PM   #7
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... so anytime I'm in the hospital ...
That doesn’t sound good. Good luck, man. Wishing you all the best!
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