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Help with setting special permissions

By sjysharma ·
I use Windows XP Professional and NTFS file system.

In order to make certain folders on the non-system partition inaccessible to other users, I have been setting special permissions to those folders. But I have had problems when I had to reinstall the OS on some systems. The folders I had protected would not even be accessible to me! Is there a solution to this?

In my case all I want to do is to make certain folders inaccessible to other users and yet keep the properties of nested folders inside unchanged.

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by CG IT In reply to Help with setting special ...

take ownership as an administrator.

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by hozcanhan In reply to Help with setting special ...

First of all to avoid a loss ( due to being unable to access the directories ) , use a backup software and at least be able to restore the directories after a fresh installation. For nested folders with different access rights use a file manager software . You can see the whole picture and set the permissions of each file with better understanding . Some of them even give alerts. But if you have some files or folders in folder that you some users to access and some users not to , then remember that you have to define the permission of each file/folder in that directory . Very laborious manually isn't it ? Use a professional file manager . Good luck !

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by Sue T In reply to Help with setting special ...

How about putting your My Documents folder on the non system partition and putting those files in and making your My Documents folder a private folder. Then only you as administrator could access those files. Or put them in a folder and deny everything to that folder to everyone but you because if they can't open the folder they can't see anything in it and they can't open anything in it and this should not change any permissions you have set on a file/folder on anything you put in this folder.

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