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gamer105

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#1 12 years ago

Im having some user issues on my computer i just recently tried unlocked the guest user profile for my computer and i didnt want any file and programs shared, so i went to the shared documents folder deleted everything but sitll a bunch of programs and files i dont want accessible on the guest profile are still accesible so i have no idea how to keep those file and programs from the guest user and if anyone knew how to that would be very nice. Also this may help but if im on the user profile and i remove programs and files would they be removed from the administrator profile in addition to being removed from the guest profile.

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Bs|Archaon

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#2 12 years ago

If you mean shortcuts in the Start menu, go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs. Select all the folders, and Cut them (Ctrl +X). Then go to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Start Menu\Programs and Paste them (Ctrl + V). That will put the shortcuts in that user's account and remove them from everyone elses' account (including the Guest).

If you have more than one account that needs to use the programs, after you've Cut and Pasted them, Copy them (Ctrl + C) and then you can Paste them into the other profile folders as needed.

If you mean completely stopping the Guest account from running specific programs, I don't know whether you can do that.




gamer105

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#3 12 years ago

Nope i mean the second thing you said, i dont want guest and other profiles viewing my administrator files and programs. Im sure its possible though.




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#4 12 years ago
gamer105Nope i mean the second thing you said, i dont want guest and other profiles viewing my administrator files and programs. Im sure its possible though.

If i'm getting this right, your saying that you don't want any other users to be able to see your files?

Is your profile password protected? if it is, then others users will not to able to access any of your files in the My Documents folder. Or is that not what you mean?

I don't know about about the programs though, sorry.




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#5 12 years ago

Usually. Some programs, when installing asks If you want to allow use for "Just me", or "Anyone who uses this computer". That's all I can think of.




Bs|Archaon

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#6 12 years ago

All that does is change where it places the shortcut, Rob. ;)




gamer105

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#7 12 years ago

-StaticX-If i'm getting this right, your saying that you don't want any other users to be able to see your files?

Is your profile password protected? if it is, then others users will not to able to access any of your files in the My Documents folder. Or is that not what you mean?

I don't know about about the programs though, sorry.

Correct, and yeah i can make it password protected but if i do would that work? Anyway i wonder if uninstalling programs from the other profiles removes them from those specific profiles.




Bs|Archaon

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#8 12 years ago

No, removing programs removes programs, period. You're severely overestimating the level of control Windows gives you over users.

Passwording your account would make any account that does not have administrator permissions unable to view any of the files in your profile area, ie C:\Documents and Settings\ProfileName. I think that might be true without the password as well, but if you don't have a password it will let anyone log into your account so it's irrelevant.




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#9 12 years ago
gamer105Anyway i wonder if uninstalling programs from the other profiles removes them from those specific profiles.

No, it will uninstall them from all the profiles since programs are installed in the "Program Files" folder on the hard drive, and all profiles on the computer use that folder to install and run programs from.

think that might be true without the password as well,

If your user profile is not password protected any other user on the computer can access any of your files.




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#10 12 years ago

alright thank you the password advise helps my case




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