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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 11:35:02 PM

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Windows XP Pro sp2

While in a single-user Administrator configuration, I filled two existing
folders with 13 gigs of my CD's and tapes. Folder Locations:
C:\My Music
C:\Documents and Settings\Pat\My Music

After creating two restricted user accounts, my original (administrator)
folder tree disappeared and was replaced with a new folder tree with empty
folders. This one is identical to the two new folder trees appearing in the
new accounts.

Windows Explorer cannot find my original folders and Search cannot find them.

I tried to restore to a point in time prior to creating the restricted
accounts but Restore would not do a restore.

System resources indicated that the 13 gigs are still taking up space on the
hard drive.
Windows Media Player cannot find the files anymore.
How can I make Win Explorer see these folders?
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 2:47:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

The files in your Administrator account are still there, but a Limited user account cannot see them, due to NTFS file permissions. Log on with the Administrator account and if needed, give access permissions to the other user accounts you created.

XP PRO: In Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing. Now, when you right click on a drive, folder or file (on an NTFS partition) and select Properties, you'll see a Security tab. Here you can assign or deny permissions based on user name or user group membership.

XP Home: By default, you can only make files and folders under My Documents "private". This is done by right clicking a folder or file and selecting Properties, Sharing. To change the permissions on other folders, you need to boot the computer to Safe Mode and log in on the built in Administrator account. In this mode, you'll see the Security tab in Properties, and you can assign permissions based on user name or group membership.

How Do I Get the Security Tab in Properties - XP Home (makes the Security tab appear outside of Safe Mode)
http://www.dougknox.com, Win XP Tips section

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308419

HOW TO: Disable Simplified Sharing and Password-Protect a Shared Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307874


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Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"Pat1950" <Pat1950@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 8DE9B2C-710A-4406-BBE8-D57323BD41C4@microsoft.com...
> Windows XP Pro sp2
>
> While in a single-user Administrator configuration, I filled two existing
> folders with 13 gigs of my CD's and tapes. Folder Locations:
> C:\My Music
> C:\Documents and Settings\Pat\My Music
>
> After creating two restricted user accounts, my original (administrator)
> folder tree disappeared and was replaced with a new folder tree with empty
> folders. This one is identical to the two new folder trees appearing in the
> new accounts.
>
> Windows Explorer cannot find my original folders and Search cannot find them.
>
> I tried to restore to a point in time prior to creating the restricted
> accounts but Restore would not do a restore.
>
> System resources indicated that the 13 gigs are still taking up space on the
> hard drive.
> Windows Media Player cannot find the files anymore.
> How can I make Win Explorer see these folders?
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