View Full Version : Win XP Pro and Folder permissions

12-03-2005, 07:37 PM
Hi folks

ive got win xp pro and am the administrater and want to restrict access of certain folders to just myself and have the rest freely accessible to other users, eg if ive got folders a, b and c. but want the other users to access only folders a and b. and also that im the only one that can allow installation of new programs.

can someone please explain how to do this :thumbs: tried the help thing but got to something about disk management and started to get confused !!

thanks in advance

Term X

12-03-2005, 08:18 PM
Here is one article that may help .
How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

12-03-2005, 10:04 PM
thanks johnboy still find it hard to follow, sorry guys just cant follow it :(

what i want to do from the administrater user is just make sure that as per my prev example if there are folders a, b, c on administrater only make folders a, b visible on just an ordinary user, eg from administrater how do make sure that folder c cant be seen by normal users? is it just a simple act of right clicking on the folder and ticking hidden on the properties tab?

much appreciated and thanks in advance

Term X

12-03-2005, 11:11 PM
at the moment, apart from the my own personal my docs folder (administrater) all the folders visible in adminstrater are still visible in the other users (limited status). so i want to unshare some folders rather than share as theyre already all showing as shared.

i must be making this sound more confusing than it really is lol :help: :@@:

13-03-2005, 09:04 AM
Try this one.