Windows 10: Guest/visitor account, block access to folders on partition D:/

  1.    13 Dec 2016 #1

    Guest/visitor account, block access to folders on partition D:/


    So tomorrow we're leaving on vacation for a month and we're pretty much completly rented out our apartment on airbnb for that time. I am preparing my PC with guest/visitor account so the guests can use the PC to look something up on the internet or watch movie and play some music from my music/video folders. I always have 2 partitions on windows, C:/ (on SSD) for windows/apps/games and D:/ for data. Its the first thing I do after fresh install is move all document/picture/video/music folder location to my D:/ partition which on my 2 TB Harddisk.

    So now I made this visitor account using the elevate prompt with this guide:
    Guest Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials

    Yet in that visitor I still have access to all folders on D:/ partition, including documents/pictures folders. They can have access (like I said) to downloads, video and music folder. But not to my pictures and document folders. How do disable access to those folders?

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  2.    13 Dec 2016 #2

    Surely your Air B&B guests have their own computer?
    What version of Windows 10 do you have? Home or Pro? If you have Pro, you can use Gpedit (Group Policy Editor) to restrict the D: drive. How To Restrict Access To Drives In My Computer In Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    13 Dec 2016 #3

    So when you restrict access to drives, it is for the whole drive. Ok that's fine, no movies/music for airbnb'rs. But how can I disable access to the D:/ partition only for visitor account? I can only access the group policy editor when I am logged in as administrator (under my own username), and now my own user cannot access D:/ anymore unless I change it back again. For the time being its ok, because I wont be home now anyway, but is there a way to only block it for the visitor account?
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