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s0nginmyheart

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I know this sounds like a total n00b question but I can't seem to find a solution for it, even when I click around at settings/properties/etc. and a quick google search hasn't been successful.

I've JUST realized that the pictures I've put in the Libraries > Pictures are accessible to other log in accounts on my computer, including a GUEST log in.

How can I make these private?! So that USER1 or USER2 or even GUEST cannot access them...

Using Windows 7

Thanks in advance.
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iammykyl

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Gday s0nginmyheart.
As far as I know, that simple XP method is not available in W7. If you own the computer, keep your account as Admin, change all other accounts to Standard. This will mean that only you can make any alteration to software.
You can use Permissions/Security, but this can cause problems with the functionality of the OS.
You can use Windows build in Encryption, but ensure you make a backup of the encryption key.

If there is a limited amount of Data you wish to keep private, try > http://www.truecrypt.org/
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