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Hiding files, folders, and programs on a shared windows computer

Hiding files, folders, and programs on a shared windows computer

I'm sharing a windows 7 machine with someone. I plan to install programs as well as copy files there that I do not want her to have access to.

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Guest [Entry]

Use TrueCrypt to create an encrypted volume. It will appear as just one file on the main disk (which itself can be marked hidden) and it can contain as any folders and files in it as you may need. Needless to say, your significant other won't be able to crack the encryption :)
Guest [Entry]

"Can you not implement a local machine policy using poladm (Policy Administration) or equivalent for Win 7. Since I do not have Win 7, is there an equivalent where you can set the permissions on your folders that you do not want a person to look at? in Windows 2000 and XP Professional, right click on a folder, select properties, a dialog will appear, and there is a Security tab page, assign the owner and uncheck the permission to read/write to the said folder. Does that exist in win 7 or is in a specific win 7 edition? IF it does, then go ahead and create a user account for that said person. If the said person was to click on the folder, a popup message will appear 'Access Denied'. Would that help?

Hope this helps,
Best regards,
Tom."