Windows 10: Moved Docs/Pics/Vids to other drive and now all users can access

  1.    12 Dec 2016 #1

    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. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 10,604
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       23 Dec 2016 #2

    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.
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