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By callicia ·
How do i prevent general users from writing to the C Drive?

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by MithGarvis In reply to Local Policies

Your question is as simple or as complex as your computer skills and your operating system.

If your hard drive is formatted with FAT or FAT32 (Windows 9x and some NT-based machines) the simple answer is: You can't.

If you are using an NT-basedOS with NTFS, then do the following:

1. Create mandatory user accounts, making yourself the administrator account, making sure you are the only one with the password.
2. Create a general user account and give all other users THIS password.
3. In the NTFS permissions, specifically assign yourself FULL CONTROL permission.
Remove the NTFS Write permission for the EVERYONE group.

That should do it! So when people ask why NTFS over FAT32, you can now tell them the simple answer with confidence.

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