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August 17, 2012 3:10:08 PM

Hello,
How can i close the drive "g" in local group policy from "prevent access to drives ..."? The drive "G" isn`t in the list?

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August 17, 2012 3:44:57 PM

What is the G drive? Network, USB etc.?
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August 17, 2012 3:49:05 PM

It is a drive of my hdd! i want to close it on my pc only, not in a network!
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a b $ Windows 7
August 17, 2012 3:51:05 PM

You can delete it through disk management. Just make sure you know exactly what your deleting first. So as not to lose anything important.
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August 17, 2012 3:51:53 PM

When you say Close it, do you mean you want to restrict access from other users on the PC?
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August 17, 2012 3:53:02 PM

Also what version of Win 7 do you have? Home, Pro etc.?
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a b $ Windows 7
August 17, 2012 3:59:36 PM

I'm not really sure this is what you want.

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Explorer

Also see the "Prevent access to drives from My Computer" setting.



This setting removes the icons that represent selected hard disk drives from My Computer and Windows Explorer. Also, the letters that represent the selected drives do not appear in the standard Open dialog box.

To use this setting, select a drive or combination of drives in the drop-down list. To display all drives, disable this setting or select the "Do not restrict drives" option in the drop-down list.

This setting removes the hard disk drive icons. Users can still gain access to drive contents by using other methods, such as by typing the path to a directory on the drive in the Map Network Drive dialog box, in the Run dialog box, or in a Command Prompt window.

This setting does not prevent users from using programs to access these drives or their contents. It does not prevent users from using the Disk Management snap-in to view and change drive characteristics.

Non-Microsoft applications that are certified with the Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems must adhere to this setting.
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a b $ Windows 7
August 17, 2012 4:01:03 PM

click start type secpol.msc >click on local policy > double click on access this computer from network> add or remove users you want to have access to pc

another option would be to open "computer" (my computer) right click on drive g and select properties > under security tab remove users you dont want to have access

a domain administrator can change these settings remotely so this would only prevent some users from changing access....
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August 17, 2012 4:09:17 PM

price_th said:
When you say Close it, do you mean you want to restrict access from other users on the PC?


yes i want to restrict access from other users, i use win 7 ultimate.
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August 17, 2012 4:52:13 PM

Any body else?
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August 17, 2012 5:25:54 PM

With Win 7 ultimate you can set restrictions to a drive in explorer. Right click on the drive and goto properties and then choose the security tab. From there you can lock down based on id's, groups, etc. Read, write etc. Just as long as it's not your OS drive. You wouldn't want to lock someone out from all the apps and so fourth.
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