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I've restricted a few programs and a few folders on my computer since I have a few people using my computer that are less the computer literate and don't want things screwed up or lost. I know theres a way to make folders/drives "invisible" when certain users are logged in. How is this done?
 

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You can control the access to them, but I don't know of a way to hide them. I must confess, I've never looked... :)
 

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andrewapaul,

If you are using NTFS there is a way to restrict that.
I'll explain once I know if you use NTFS

If you are using FAT32, the only way would be mark
the folder with "hidden" attribute, and enable the
"do not show hidden folders and files" for the usser
account. That doesn't mean that the user won't
access the folder if he/she knows how to disable
that setting..

I hope I made myself clear..
let me know your file system...
 

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I forgot to ask you whether this file is accessed locally
when users log-on to YOUR computer, or when users
access this folder through the network.
 

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nope :(

But like I said, you can set the hidden attribute for the folder,
and set the "do not show hidden folders/files" for the user
account. You can do that on both FAT32 and NTFS.
Is that a valid option for you?
I don't know what kind of security you are trying to achieve.

Do the users need access to programs/files inside the folders?
Or you are trying to prevent them from accessing the content all together?
 
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