1.    28 Mar 2016 #1
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    Setting new accounts in Windows 10


    I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I had one account in Windows 8.1 (& Win 10 after the upgrade). I want to set new accounts in my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C70, Intel i5, 8 GB ram). I read on the web and followed the instructions as advised. I set up two accounts which one will be for my use and I want it to be admin too (password protected), the other I want it as Guest, but Guest account is not included in Win 10, so I gave it other name and did not provide a password to access this account. I noticed the following: in the two new accounts, I was able to see the folders of my original accountant which is the administrator. When I read the web, it stated if you set it up as standard, each account will not be able to see other users files and folders, but to my surprise, I was able to see the admin (original account) folders and installed software (like PC games). I am not that technical in computer, just a basic user with limited knowledge. I appreciate assistance in directing me on how to create new accounts and how to make one as administrator, and one as guest, and one a local that the guest and local will not be able to see the other user accounts' folders and files.
    Thank you for your help.
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  2.    28 Mar 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1user View Post
    I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I had one account in Windows 8.1 (& Win 10 after the upgrade). I want to set new accounts in my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C70, Intel i5, 8 GB ram). I read on the web and followed the instructions as advised. I set up two accounts which one will be for my use and I want it to be admin too (password protected), the other I want it as Guest, but Guest account is not included in Win 10, so I gave it other name and did not provide a password to access this account. I noticed the following: in the two new accounts, I was able to see the folders of my original accountant which is the administrator. When I read the web, it stated if you set it up as standard, each account will not be able to see other users files and folders, but to my surprise, I was able to see the admin (original account) folders and installed software (like PC games). I am not that technical in computer, just a basic user with limited knowledge. I appreciate assistance in directing me on how to create new accounts and how to make one as administrator, and one as guest, and one a local that the guest and local will not be able to see the other user accounts' folders and files.
    Thank you for your help.
    Hi adam1user and welcome to Tenforums.
    Perhaps this tutorial will help you to sort things?
    Account Type - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    29 Mar 2016 #3
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    Hello simrick,
    Thank you for your comment, maybe I did not clarify what I did in my original post, I stated that I read on the net and followed the instructions, which means I read the same tutorial you stated above, and as I mentioned in my original post, I was surprised that the local account (not admin) still could view the my admin account folders and files, I set up the second local account as a guest (as the guest is no long available in Win10), so now I am not sure what I need to do or change in the settings to make the local account as a pure guest account, so that account is not able to view any of the admin folders or files and not to be able to use software under the admin account, and not be able to install or change any of the key settings. I tried to read more on the web, but I am not able to find more info, so I hope someone will answer and assist me. Also, I have limited knowledge in computers, thanks again,
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  4.    29 Mar 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1user View Post
    Hello simrick,
    Thank you for your comment, maybe I did not clarify what I did in my original post, I stated that I read on the net and followed the instructions, which means I read the same tutorial you stated above, and as I mentioned in my original post, I was surprised that the local account (not admin) still could view the my admin account folders and files,


    Hi adam1user,
    I have 2 user accounts on my W10 rig - 1 is an admin and 1 is a standard user. When I go into the standard user account, I am able to use all software that is installed on the machine - unless a particular software was installed in an admin account using the option to "install only for this user" (not all software has this option). When I open File Explorer in the standard user account, I can navigate to "Users" and there see a file folder for each user account on the machine. However, when I double-click on that folder, I get the UAC asking for admin credentials. If I do not provide them, I can not get access to that folder. So, a standard user account does not have access to other user account files.

    Now, if you have moved your libraries, this protection disappears. In other words, if I have all my admin user Documents, Photos, Music and Videos "pointed" to another internal hard drive, say drive E:, a standard user can go to that drive and have access to all data on there. (Not a good thing, but that's how it's working at this time.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1user View Post
    I set up the second local account as a guest (as the guest is no long available in Win10), so now I am not sure what I need to do or change in the settings to make the local account as a pure guest account, so that account is not able to view any of the admin folders or files and not to be able to use software under the admin account, and not be able to install or change any of the key settings. I tried to read more on the web, but I am not able to find more info, so I hope someone will answer and assist me. Also, I have limited knowledge in computers, thanks again,


    Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another user account
    Standard users can not change any settings that affect other user accounts. Unfortunately, the old "Guest" account feature is no longer available in Windows 10. I have seen some people try to enable it, and have had Shell Infrastructure Host crashes.

    There may be a way of accomplishing what you are looking for by modifying "permissions". I am a bit sketchy in that area, so I'll let someone else chime in on that.



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  5.    29 Mar 2016 #5
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    Hi.
    Here is the closest thing you can get to a Guest account in Windows 10.
    Guest Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6.    30 Mar 2016 #6
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    Hello simrick,
    Thank you for your comments. I have limited knowledge in computers, saying that, let me clarify the above, I was talking to someone and I found out what I did. As a habit, I create a folder in C: with specific name (Myfolder) and I put everything in it, I create sub-folders in it and put the documents in it, so as this folder is not in the user folder in C:, therefore, the other accounts can see the documents (example the guest), so I will move everything to the user folder (admin user) and hopefully that will solve the issue.
    Thanks all for your help. I remember now when installing new softwares, that I am asked if the software could be used by others, so I am aware of what I need to do now from now on.
    I like to ask, as I mentioned that I create a folder and put everything in it (Outside user admin folder), is there a way to restrict it so no one other account that I create on the same system can see it?

    thanks ,
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  7.    30 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam1user View Post
    Hello simrick,
    Thank you for your comments. I have limited knowledge in computers, saying that, let me clarify the above, I was talking to someone and I found out what I did. As a habit, I create a folder in C: with specific name (Myfolder) and I put everything in it, I create sub-folders in it and put the documents in it, so as this folder is not in the user folder in C:, therefore, the other accounts can see the documents (example the guest), so I will move everything to the user folder (admin user) and hopefully that will solve the issue.
    Oh yes, by doing that, you allow access to your folders bu all users on the computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by adam1user View Post
    Thanks all for your help. I remember now when installing new softwares, that I am asked if the software could be used by others, so I am aware of what I need to do now from now on.
    I like to ask, as I mentioned that I create a folder and put everything in it (Outside user admin folder), is there a way to restrict it so no one other account that I create on the same system can see it?

    thanks ,
    Unless you start messing with permissions, there is no way to prevent other users from accessing the folders you put in the root of the drive (C:\). I would keep them in the user libraries, where they are supposed to be, to prevent access by limited user accounts.

    If you are satisfied, please go ahead and mark the thread as solved. Cheers!
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