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How to hide the C: drive from certain users?


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NuttySquirrel

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Hello everyone. I need some help. I'm trying to hide the C: drive from a user on my computer (XP Pro), but there is a problem. What I did was disabled the Run command and prohibited My Computer from showing on his Desktop, which almost works. Now if he tries typing in c: in Internet Explorer he is blocked from doing so. But he still has access to his My Documents folder since that is on the Desktop. Now, the problem. If he opens up a program such as Microsoft Word, he can go to File, Save As and get into My Computer that way. How do I hide the C: drive for this user but still allow him into his My Documents folder? Thanks.

Edited by NuttySquirrel, 07 February 2007 - 10:52 PM.

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http://securityff.wo...ing-the-drives/

then remove the 'run' command from the Start menu like this:
Right-Click Start button>choose Properties.
Click 'Customise'.
Click 'Advanced'
Scroll down and UNtick "Run command".
Click 'OK' and 'OK' again.
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NuttySquirrel

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I believe that would affect all users on the system, not just the one user I'd like to block.
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Have a look at

The Shared Computer Toolkit is ideal for computers in schools, public libraries, community technology centers, and Internet cafés. It allows those who manage shared computers in these environments to easily:

Defend shared computers from unauthorized changes to their hard disks
Restrict users from accessing system settings and data
Enhance the user experience on shared computers

http://www.microsoft...s/overview.mspx


Tweak UI
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

http://www.microsoft...ppowertoys.mspx
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you can take off my documents file from the desktop too,

- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
( the runbox window appears)
- paste this in slot: desk.cpl @0,0
- press: enter
(desktop properties, desktop window opens)
- click: customise desktop
- untick box: my computer
- save

also,
- click: start
- righ hand click choose: properties
- click: customise
- click tab: advanced
(customise start menu window appears)
- scrool down to line about my computer choose: don't display this item
-save

hope this helps

Edited by fleamailman, 08 February 2007 - 02:30 PM.

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