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April 6, 2004 3:47:55 PM

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I am an admin user...for some reason I can select files that I want to keep private. Any idea? Thanks!

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Anonymous
April 7, 2004 6:01:05 PM

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Jake,

Did you mean to say that you can't mark files as private? Are you running
Professional or Home Edition. Are you running NTFS or FAT for the file
system? Only NTFS will allow you to mark files/folder as private.

Thanks,
Dennis Davis [msft]
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"Jake" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am an admin user...for some reason I can select files that I want to keep
>private. Any idea? Thanks!
April 21, 2004 2:05:25 PM

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Yes, that is what I meant. I can't click on the "keep this
file private" option...it is gray out. I am running NTFS
for the file system. And I double check that I am using a
admin account. I install XP Pro on both my laptop and
desktop...it both have the same problem. Any help would be
appreciated.

Jake

>-----Original Message-----
>Jake,
>
>Did you mean to say that you can't mark files as
private? Are you running
>Professional or Home Edition. Are you running NTFS or
FAT for the file
>system? Only NTFS will allow you to mark files/folder as
private.
>
>Thanks,
>Dennis Davis [msft]
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>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
confers no rights
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>"Jake" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:5B030A12-9DB4-49D3-923D-B8696404AEB1@microsoft.com...
>>I am an admin user...for some reason I can select files
that I want to keep
>>private. Any idea? Thanks!
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
April 21, 2004 4:40:46 PM

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Jake,

According to this KB article you can only mark files and folders as private
if they exist in your user profile. Here is the KB article -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307286. What files
and folders are you trying to mark as private?

If you really need to mark files/folders as private that don't exist in your
user profile you can you a command line utility to do this. Check out this
page -
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window....

I hope this helps,
Dennis Davis [msft]
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"Jake" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Yes, that is what I meant. I can't click on the "keep this
> file private" option...it is gray out. I am running NTFS
> for the file system. And I double check that I am using a
> admin account. I install XP Pro on both my laptop and
> desktop...it both have the same problem. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> Jake
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Jake,
>>
>>Did you mean to say that you can't mark files as
> private? Are you running
>>Professional or Home Edition. Are you running NTFS or
> FAT for the file
>>system? Only NTFS will allow you to mark files/folder as
> private.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Dennis Davis [msft]
>>----------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------
>>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
> confers no rights
>>----------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------
>>"Jake" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:5B030A12-9DB4-49D3-923D-B8696404AEB1@microsoft.com...
>>>I am an admin user...for some reason I can select files
> that I want to keep
>>>private. Any idea? Thanks!
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
May 1, 2004 2:53:49 PM

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On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 14:01:05 -0700, "Dennis Davis [msft]"
<ddav@online.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Jake,
>
>Did you mean to say that you can't mark files as private? Are you running
>Professional or Home Edition. Are you running NTFS or FAT for the file
>system? Only NTFS will allow you to mark files/folder as private.
>
>Thanks,
>Dennis Davis [msft]
>--------------------------------------------------------------------------
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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>"Jake" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:5B030A12-9DB4-49D3-923D-B8696404AEB1@microsoft.com...
>>I am an admin user...for some reason I can select files that I want to keep
>>private. Any idea? Thanks!
>

Try the CACLS.EXE program to set permissions for folders in XP Home.

Peter Hutchison
Windows FAQ
http://www.pcguru.plus.com/
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