Windows 10: Restricting Local Users

  1.    19 Mar 2016 #1

    Restricting Local Users


    Please don't mind. I know this topic does not belong to this forum but I posted this earlier in User Safety Forum and even yesterday also posted in User Safety Forum but did not receive any reply. So I thought to try in this Forum. My problem is as follows
    :
    I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. In my XP machine, i have no problem and Local user can not view the Admin User Documents.Please advise.
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  2.    19 Mar 2016 #2

    sam9 said: View Post
    Please don't mind. I know this topic does not belong to this forum but I posted this earlier in User Safety Forum and even yesterday also posted in User Safety Forum but did not receive any reply. So I thought to try in this Forum. My problem is as follows
    :
    I have two users in Win 10. First is My Self an Administrator and second one is a Local User. In Computer Management I stopped sharing of My Self Folder. It is showing now "not shared". In C drive user folders, I clicked My Self Folder and clicked stop sharing but even than Local User is able to view My Self Documents and Desktop etc. In my XP machine, i have no problem and Local user can not view the Admin User Documents.Please advise.
    This is unclear - a local user can still have admin rights. You have to change account to be a normal account as opposed to an admin account.
    If that is not the issue, change your folder permissions to only allow youself read/write access. May need to remove 'everybody' from permissions list.

    Many guides how to change permissions (see 8.1 guides if you cannot find a specific 10 guide - method has not changed).

    Sharing rights are for external access via the network - not for other users on same pc - they are governed by permission rights.
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  3.    19 Mar 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    This is unclear - a local user can still have admin rights. You have to change account to be a normal account as opposed to an admin account.
    If that is not the issue, change your folder permissions to only allow youself read/write access. May need to remove 'everybody' from permissions list.

    Many guides how to change permissions (see 8.1 guides if you cannot find a specific 10 guide - method has not changed).

    Sharing rights are for external access via the network - not for other users on same pc - they are governed by permission rights.
    Thanks a lot. Even after googling, I could not find the solution which you provided me that also with the lesson that permission and sharing is two different things. But I must say that Microsoft has made a simple thing very complexed that is why I was not getting answers in the forum even so many people viewed the thread. Thanks a lot again for answering in this forum though actually this querry belongs to other forum.
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  4.    19 Mar 2016 #4

    I wonder if MS thought about creating individual user rights?
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