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XP Make Folder Private Option Missing (Even Though I Have NTFS)

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Hi,

I have an XP Pro SP3 machine.   I want to make user's profiles private.   I click on "My Documents" then properties.   I have the sharing tab but no option to make private.  Sharing is disabled but all other users can still ready my files.   I am definitely running NTFS.

Any help appreciated.

Lee.
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Thanks techzter:,

I have the security tab showing OK.

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Sorry I didn't realize that you already had the security tab showing. If so you should be able to go into the folders and adjust the settings as you would like them. Are all of the users in the administrative group on the machine? If so that is a reason that all users would be able to get into the folder.

If that is the case you will need to manually adjust the folder permissions to remove the administrative account access and lock it down to only the user login. This could later be overridden by someone with administrative permissions, but it would at least make it so that the other user would need to make some effort to do so.

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Thanks medvedd,

That's exactly it.   I thought about that but after the dozens of posts I read where nobody including Microsoft mentions it,  I just thought it must be something else.

All points to you.


Lee.

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I say the simplest solutions are often the best!
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