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    I am using WinXP and have setup 3 user accounts.
    1. Administrator - (for myself)
    2. Limited account for my son
    3. Limited account for my daughter

    The Hard drive is of Fat32 type
    Is it possible to prevent access to my desktop from thier accounts?

    If so, how?
    ive been told its not possible its, can someone confirm that please?

    Thanks alot

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    as u have an administrator account u must have specified a password for your account while establishing it. did u see a check box saying "Yes, make my account private"?
    try making an account of administrator type again and look for this check box. this small step prevents access to your profile (which means the folder C:\Documents and Settings\XYZ) by any other user (even if he/she is an administrator). it will make ur desktop secure and you will be able to save files for yourself with complete security from other users on ur comp.

    another way of doing it is, right click on the folder of your profile i.e. "C:\Documents and Settings\XYZ". Click on properties, go to security tab and then click on "take ownership". remove all the other users that have rights on the folder except "administrator and system". it will be a secure environment untill another user with administrative capabilities log on to your machine.

    i would advice the first way as it is more secure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    as u have an administrator account u must have specified a password for your account while establishing it. did u see a check box saying "Yes, make my account private"?
    try making an account of administrator type again and look for this check box. this small step prevents access to your profile (which means the folder C:\Documents and Settings\XYZ) by any other user (even if he/she is an administrator). it will make ur desktop secure and you will be able to save files for yourself with complete security from other users on ur comp.

    another way of doing it is, right click on the folder of your profile i.e. "C:\Documents and Settings\XYZ". Click on properties, go to security tab and then click on "take ownership". remove all the other users that have rights on the folder except "administrator and system". it will be a secure environment untill another user with administrative capabilities log on to your machine.

    i would advice the first way as it is more secure.
    he's running fat32 not ntfs so he won't have these options available to him unless he converts the filesystem to ntfs..

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