This may sound trivial, and I am a bit embarrassed to admit I need help, but here goes.
I have a laptop with Windows XP Pro and I have been taking it to places where I need to allow other people to have access to it. I figured that I could just enable the Guest account and they could do go nuts, but I have realized that the Guest account has access to the files of my password-protected administrator account. It is read-only access, but still access nonetheless.
I have one folder where I keep all my important documents and would like to be able to make this folder completely inaccessible (and hidden, if possible) to Guest. I couldn't care less about the other folders' permissions.
When I look at the permissions of the folder it says:
drwx------...which is really confusing to me because it looks like a directory with full OWNER privileges. But since it has read-only access with other user accounts (i.e. Guest), shouldn't it look something like this?
I've tried the Microsoft website and also tried to Google it, but I mostly found solutions that weren't free or advice that doesn't help (one guy suggested changing the folder icon to blank and erasing the name of the folder... )
I just want to make the folder inaccessible (preferably, hidden) from Guest. Sounds easy, but I'm stumped.
*EDIT: I forgot to mention that I also tried to check the "Hidden" box in the Folder Properties. This is actually the effect I want, but this isn't a solution since the user can just change the Folder Options in Control Panel, or just access it through the terminal.
Edited by UV_Power, 20 September 2009 - 04:10 PM.