1.    12 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Moved Docs/Pics/Vids to other drive and now all users can access


    Recently advised my brother on a new PC. Found him a nice deal on an HP with an SSD and a HDD. We have the same at home and store all docs, music, pictures etc on the HDD. Told him to go for this setup, but, we have a problem...

    I went round to set it up for him yesterday. They have two kids, so needed three user accounts - parents, kid1, kid 2. Set up parents with an admin account and kid1, kid2 with standard local accounts.

    On the D: I created folders called parents, kid1, kid2. I then used the 'move location' option to relocate each accounts' documents, pictures, videos, music and downloads folders into the relevant D: folder.

    Eg moving:
    C:\Users\kid1\Documents to D:\kid1\Documents

    All working as it should. However....

    If kid1 uses file explorer to browse the D: drive, they can go into kid2's folder (not surprisingly as it's just a normal folder) then go into their documents, pictures, etc and delete stuff. This is a problem!

    On their old PC with a single HDD, non-admin users couldn't access each other's User folders. Apparently the kids can't be trusted not to mess with each other by deleting homework files!

    Does anyone know how I can secure the relocated folders to the relevant user plus admins only?

    I did look at folder properties and permissions, but individual user accounts weren't mentioned on the list. It just had:

    - Authenticated users
    - Admin users
    - Standard users (used another wording for this - I forget what)

    I stupidly assumed that when you relocated C:\Users\kid1\Documents, the permissions to it would move with it. Apparently not??

    Slightly panicking that I shouldn't have advised my brother to get a dual-drive system.
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  2.    23 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,050
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Welcome to the Ten Forums.

    Please check out Kari's tutorial on doing this. It will likely solve all your permission issues... and stress from recommending a dual drive system. It was the right recommendation.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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