Prevent users from accessing files and folders in Windows Vista

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vistaIf you have administrative privileges on the computer you are using (it also means that you are an administrator), you might want to prevent other users, your family members, friends etc. from accessing certain files and folders in Windows Vista because they contain sensitive information and you don’t want anybody to modify  and read them. Whatever the reason, you can turn whatever you wish to private files and restrict the access of certain areas of your computer’s hard disk to whoever you want or even nobody. Here is the easy trick to follow.

  1. Right click on the file or folder you want to make private.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click the Security tab and click the Edit button.
  4. Now click on the Add button to open the “Select Users or Group” window.
  5. In the text box, enter the username of the account you wish to restrict the access of.
  6. You should see the username in the Security Permissions window, click on it.
  7. Tick all of the Deny check boxes for the user.
  8. A message should appear telling you that Deny entries always override the allow permissions.
  9. Click OK.

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