View Full Version : Restricting access for users with limited rights

04-10-2004, 07:03 AM

I'm using windows XP professional and my friends would be also using my pc.As an administrator, I've created 2 more accounts, one with administrative access and the other with limited access.
1.I dont want the user with limited privileges to view few folders.How can I do that??
2.I'd like to also restrict downloading some stuff from the internet for the limited privileged users.
3.My hd is partioned into 3 volumes, is it possible for to restrict access to certain volumes.

Thanks for your time

04-10-2004, 07:36 AM
That depends on the file system you use. What do you use, NTFS or FAT ?

04-10-2004, 09:15 AM

Thanks once again

04-10-2004, 09:32 AM
In order to achieve what you want in Windows XP, you must be using the NTFS file system.

You can convert from FAT32 to NTFS, although in some cases that may not be something you want to do.

To convert a file system to NTFS:
1.Click on Start and then Run
2.Type cmd and then click OK
3.In the command window, type convert C: /fs:ntfs where C: is the drive that you want to convert.
4.You may have to reboot if you are converting a drive that Windows is currently using (such as the C: drive).
5.Repeat for each drive that is not NTFS.

(Sorry....I'm headed out for the day, but others will be along if you have more questions about the advantages and disadvantages of NTFS).

Or, a search through the Windows XP site will also explain a lot more about the differences between the two, and which is better for you.


04-10-2004, 06:04 PM
well, I've now an NTFS file system.How can i now do those things??
thanks once again

04-13-2004, 08:42 AM
In Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing. Now, when you right click on a drive, folder or file (on an NTFS partition) and select Properties, you'll see a Security tab. Here you can assign or deny permissions based on username or user group membership.

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in
Windows XP

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and

HOW TO: Disable Simplified Sharing and Password-Protect a Shared Folder
in Windows XP

04-13-2004, 08:56 AM
Thanks shanmuga!

By the time I saw chinni's reply, it had been a while.....Figured he did a little homework on his own by then.

04-13-2004, 09:06 AM

04-19-2004, 05:33 AM
well, I played around and lost access to my drives as an administrator.I removed all those settings and everything works fine.lemme try to check those things and get back to you if i had any problem.