Prevent non administrator user from typing directory paths

Have an issue.  Trying to prevent users from going to the system directories like program Files,  Windows,  so on.  I used mmc an set a group policy that works just fine. But I also use this program called winselect.  The problem is. When I disable the security on winselect then the group policy works preventing the non-admin from typing in folders like c:\ Windows.  It says access denied.  Now what'd strange is if I enable winselect an lock it down,  the the group policy goes away an the user can access any directory.  How in the registry can I disable folder navigation for non-admin. . Thanks.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Simple solution to your problem don't use Winselect or go after faronics for a soluton
If I get you correctly, you, the admin, not the user needs winselect. So you can use MLGPOs that only apply to users.

But it's security by obscurity anyway, I would not advise to implement it. Can be circumvented by any portable file manager.
bbimisAuthor Commented:
That's why we disable the usb drives.  But I'll ask faronics
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bbimisAuthor Commented:
you know of any software that will password protect the folder(s)? I found protected folder but it only last a year. I need a more permanent solution. thanks!
Tell us what you have in mind. Why should the user be kept from seeing that drives, what is he able to do if he "sees" those?
bbimisAuthor Commented:
found a solution to what I wanted called Lock-A-Folder

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Please link that one
May I ask: does this even work with system folders? Is the system account able to access them without that password?
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