how to BLOCK access to open my folder?

maurice cristen
maurice cristen used Ask the Experts™
we are 5 amdinistrators and 10 users and i don't want anyone to open my Folder so i want to find a way to block it or make it invisible for everyone
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With all those administrators, denying access to your folder from everyone could have unintended consequences. Even you might get denied access.

Keep your very private folder that no one can access on a USB hard drive separate from your system.
ste5anSenior Developer

John's right. Cause an administrator can always gain the necessary rights to "open" your folder.

The normal approach would be using personal folders, where only the user and the backup administrator has access. Then you would enable monitoring (auditing) on this folder for permission changes to catch when some tries to gain additional permissions.
William FulksSystems Analyst & Webmaster

Even if you set permissions to just your account, someone with admin rights could still take control of it. Bottom line is there is no good way hide stuff on a server when others have admin rights. You'd be better off going with a secured flash drive or something like that.
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You could password lock the folder behind a secured zip file if you really need it to remain on the server. That way it can't be opened except by the person with the password. Still, that's a hassle.

There's also:

I'm not sure how much this will help you, though.
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

You can use a Veracrypt (successor to TrueCrypt) volume stored on the share:
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Use EFS. Right-click folder and select encrypt
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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