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Posted on 2007-03-27
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I have only one computer in my home, but many people use it.

How do i create multiple accounts and set limitations to certain programs and folders?

I know how to make an account, but for example, i dont want my kids to access firefox.exe (C:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe)
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Question by:Oscurochu
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by:maimon22
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what operating system r u using?
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by:Oscurochu
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oh sorry, windows XP home edition
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by:Oscurochu
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i want to set permissions and limitations, i know how to add accounts and i said that in the question.
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804650
sorry :)
and this link is for setting pemissions
if you would like there is also progams than can give access to any program only by a password
tell me if need one
good luck
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by:Oscurochu
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where's the link?
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804727
I would ask this question somewhere else, but I don't have enough points..

Do you know how to convert my drive to NTFS?
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804733
you can give me any points you like
In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs
good luck
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804747
how do i disable simplified sharing?
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804754
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
Click OK.
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804771
it's not giving me that option..
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804793
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Administrative Tools.
Click Computer Management, and then click Shared Folders.
Double-click Shares to view a list of shared folders.
 
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by:Oscurochu
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and what was the point of that?
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804803
right click and stop sharing
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804808
it just gives me the options refresh, and help
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804818
then your user is limited
you need to be an admin
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804822
im on the owner account, the highest level
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804836
i dont know what you mean but if you want my computer and explorer and...
right click the desktop
properties
desktop
customize desktop
v on desktop icons or restore default
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804837
sorry
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804841
thanks for all your help, im sure i will figure it out though.
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by:maimon22
ID: 18804847
this is it my friend
did it help?
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by:Oscurochu
ID: 18804852
no
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