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(Solved) - Hiding partition(s) from Guest Accounts

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  • Started 1 year ago by afuhnk
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afuhnk
afuhnk
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On a computer with Windows 8 (not Windows 8 Pro) I have to setup 2 accounts (1 user as Admin, 1 user as Guest/Limited).
Is it possible to make a partition 'invisible' (or 'locked') to the Guest account, so that it's not possible to read/write from/to it?

Is it possible under Windows 8? Is it possible under Windows 8 Pro? Is it possible using some software?

Thank you

Posted 1 year ago
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germ-x
germ-x
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This might do the trick
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-.....on-windows

Posted 1 year ago
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afuhnk
afuhnk
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I found that earlier. It's not a valid option for me.
It's not for me but for a non-tech savvy customer and this will be too complicated for him to setup / understand / modify.

Just found this : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231289
Getting closer...

Even closer (link allowed?):
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/11/.....n-windows/
Which leads to (link allowed?):
http://www.alexnolan.net/software/driveman.htm

*Requires Windows 8 Pro for Group Policy, so maybe it can be done using DriveMan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions

Testing will have to wait to tomorrow as I'm home now ;)

Posted 1 year ago
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afuhnk
afuhnk
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Wow it was even easier then I thought.
Again, this is with Windows 8 (and works with every version of Windows 8 and I'm 99% sure it's done the same way with earlier Windows).

While loged in with an admin user account, right-clicking on the partition(s) and going into :
Properties - Security - Selecting 'Users' from the box - Edit - Unchecking the 3 values that are listed by default (which are: Read & Execute, List folder contents, Read) - Apply.

After applying, 'Users' will be removed the from top section and BLAM!, non-admin accounts will no longer be able to access the partitions.

Agreed, the partitions are still listed for non-admin user accounts but will be unavailable / unnaccessible for them.

No need of a 3rd party software, no need of Group Policy.

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