Prevent access to directories
Posted on 2003-11-23
A search on this site shows that the solution to this question has been posted, but I cant access it. So I know it must be possible and Ill just re-ask it (since many of you will say its impossible).
I am making a security program for windows xp home. Basically, I just want the desktop to be available (therefore the user does not have access to any other part of the drive). I have prevented access to everything I needed, except I have one security flaw.
When the user opens a program (such as ms word) and clicks 'save' or 'open' they have access to the whole computer. If they were only able to browse the desktop and nothing else, my program would be complete.
I was able to disable the "Look in" combobox, but i do not know how to change it to the 'desktop' first. And it seems like microsoft word does not have the standard open and save dialog. so this method might not be such a great idea anyways (since the open dialog can differ from program to program).
If someone figures out a pretty flawless way to do this, let me know and ill increase the points to 500.
If nobody can think of a way to do this, should I just upgrade to windows xp pro? Will I be able to set up xp pro to do what I want (the only accessible directory would be the desktop)? (no points will be awarded to this last question about upgrading to xp pro, but if this happens to be the best solution, I just might give it the points)