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Restrict access to selected 'User' group to selected hard drive partitions / folders

How do I prevent non-admin users of my PC [running Win XP SP2] from accessing selected partitions on my PC / selected folders in some of the partitions?
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Harisha M GCommented:
Hi, go through this: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/accesscontrol.mspx and ask if you have any problems :)

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MaheshtechsupportAuthor Commented:
Harish, this does not prevent access to folders which are on another partition.
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Harisha M GCommented:
Is that an NTFS partition or a FAT32 partition ?

If not, you may have to use third-party softwares, as Windows can impose folder restrictions only on NTFS partitions
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MaheshtechsupportAuthor Commented:
NTFS partition. Windows can [on NTFS] impose restriction using something called ACSL or something like that. Remember going through it earlier, but not able to locate it.
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rutten-dCommented:
Hi,

create a group on your pc and put the users in it , then right-click the folders you want to prevent access to and go to the ' security' -tab.
Click 'add' and add the group you created , below check the 'deny'- option next to read-permissions.

If you need help creating a group or assigning permissions let us know...

Hope this helps !
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bhanukir7Commented:
hi there

pls read this link this has the explinatin for what is called Extended Change Access Control List tool (Xcacls.exe)
this is available as a Microsoft Visual Basic script (Xcacls.vbs) and u can use this to see and set the ntfs permissions

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825751

bhanu
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JackOfPHCommented:
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