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Hello I would like to know how I would go about denying access to other users on a single non-networked machine. I am the administrator and they just have regular user accounts. Please help thanks.
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Take a look

HOW TO: Take Ownership of Files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268019


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this isn't exactly what i wanted, is it possable to like totaly hide a drive from a user, as if it were a network and the drive wasn't shared type of thing.
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this isn't exactly what i wanted, is it possable to like totaly hide a drive from a user, as if it were a network and the drive wasn't shared type of thing.
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What drives are we talking about? Is the hard drive partitioned and you want to hide a partition or you have more than one hsrd drive and you want to hide the hard drive?
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it's a seperate hard drive altogether.
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Well you can still take ownership of that drive as long as it isn't the boot drive. Just add your self to the list and grant yourself full control and remove the Everyone group from the list. This doesn't hide the drive but anybody that isn't logged in as you won't be granted access to the drive.
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Why hide the drive ? You just want to make sure that they cannot get access to it- right? There are different ways of doing this. One way is to add the users (or group that they are in) and then select deny for the permissions that you desire. Or, depending on what you are doing, you can remove the everyone group and just add the adminstrators group (or user). Be careful when removing the everyone group that it does not conflict with any apps or services that may require it.
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do you mean by goign to the drive properties and sharing?
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No, read this

HOW TO: Take Ownership of Files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268019
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MURNCO... Sad it was a "single non-networked computer". If not, You could have used this one:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=231289


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Murnco-

You assign permissions through the security tab. Right-click drive>properties, and then the security tab. If you do not have a security tab, then you do not have an ntfs drive. You need an ntfs drive to apply security. You can convert your drive to ntfs through a command console as follows:

convert <drive letter>: /fs:ntfs
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thanks Mcscotsman that is the reason why. :) woo hoo!!
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