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Removing "Reader" shared access to folders?

  1. #1


    MarkF Guest

    Removing "Reader" shared access to folders?

    I have a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium where I set up an "Admin"
    account (which I use) and 3 Standard User Accounts for my wife and 2 kids. I
    am using the "Admin" account for my files.
    Once, when one of my kids was logged on, I needed to access one of the files
    in my (Admin) account so I just tried to open it from my kids account. Of
    course, Vista asked me for permission (used my Admin password) to access the
    file. The hard drive crunched and crunched for what seemed like 10 minutes
    and, finally, brought up my file. NOW, however, all of my files are "shared"
    with the kid's account.
    In Windows Explorer, if I open the "C" drive and single click the "Users"
    folder in the RH pane, the lower Status/Properties bar says:

    Users Date Modified: 3/4/2007 7:01PM
    File Folder Shared with: Administrators;Authenticated Users

    Opening the "Users" folder I see, in the RH pane, the 4 folders of the
    accounts that I created and the "Public" folder.

    If I single click on any of the User folders in the RH pane, the lower
    Status/Properties bar just has the folder name, the words "File Folder" and
    the Date Modified fields. It doesn't show anything about "Shared with:" at
    all for any of the User accounts.

    Now, if I open my User Account ("Admin") File Folder and single click on ANY
    of my file folders in the RH pane, the Status/Properties bar shows (for
    example):

    Contacts Date Modified: 3/4/2007 4:33PM
    File Folder Shared with: Smith-Home-PC/Jonas

    where "Jonas" is my kid's account.

    So, I right click on the "Contacts" folder and then on "Share..." A window
    pops up that says "This folder is already shared." and gives me the options
    of "Change sharing permissions" or "Stop sharing." If I click "Change
    sharing permissions" Windows displays another dialog box "Choose people to
    share with" and I see myself listed as "Owner" and Jonas as "Reader." I
    click the down arrow by Jonas's "Reader" status and have the option to
    "Remove." I click that and her name dissappears from the list. I click
    "Share" button (the only alternative to "cancel") and wait an eternity while
    the hard disk trashes away for, literally, 5 minutes.

    Finally, a window appears stating "You folder could not be shared." and
    "Click here for more info..." Clicking the "more info" link, I get,

    Some tiems could not be shared
    Contacts
    C:\Users\Admin\Contacts
    This folder is in a shared folder.

    I've also tried the "Stop Sharing" command in the original dialog box but I
    get the same thing.

    Any help?



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  3. #2


    Marco Almenta Guest

    Re: Removing "Reader" shared access to folders?

    Hi

    Select the folder you want to remove the sharing off, and right-click to
    access properties.
    Choose SECURITY instead of SHARING tab and click on EDIT button.
    Then on next dialog box select the account you want to change and click on
    REMOVE button
    or from the permission list remove the read checkbox.

    Repeat for all your private folders.



    "MarkF" <MarkF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F88169B0-AA90-4DBF-BDA9-EFC142B7F1FF@microsoft.com...
    >I have a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium where I set up an "Admin"
    > account (which I use) and 3 Standard User Accounts for my wife and 2 kids.
    > I
    > am using the "Admin" account for my files.
    > Once, when one of my kids was logged on, I needed to access one of the
    > files
    > in my (Admin) account so I just tried to open it from my kids account. Of
    > course, Vista asked me for permission (used my Admin password) to access
    > the
    > file. The hard drive crunched and crunched for what seemed like 10
    > minutes
    > and, finally, brought up my file. NOW, however, all of my files are
    > "shared"
    > with the kid's account.
    > In Windows Explorer, if I open the "C" drive and single click the "Users"
    > folder in the RH pane, the lower Status/Properties bar says:
    >
    > Users Date Modified: 3/4/2007 7:01PM
    > File Folder Shared with: Administrators;Authenticated Users
    >
    > Opening the "Users" folder I see, in the RH pane, the 4 folders of the
    > accounts that I created and the "Public" folder.
    >
    > If I single click on any of the User folders in the RH pane, the lower
    > Status/Properties bar just has the folder name, the words "File Folder"
    > and
    > the Date Modified fields. It doesn't show anything about "Shared with:"
    > at
    > all for any of the User accounts.
    >
    > Now, if I open my User Account ("Admin") File Folder and single click on
    > ANY
    > of my file folders in the RH pane, the Status/Properties bar shows (for
    > example):
    >
    > Contacts Date Modified: 3/4/2007 4:33PM
    > File Folder Shared with: Smith-Home-PC/Jonas
    >
    > where "Jonas" is my kid's account.
    >
    > So, I right click on the "Contacts" folder and then on "Share..." A
    > window
    > pops up that says "This folder is already shared." and gives me the
    > options
    > of "Change sharing permissions" or "Stop sharing." If I click "Change
    > sharing permissions" Windows displays another dialog box "Choose people
    > to
    > share with" and I see myself listed as "Owner" and Jonas as "Reader." I
    > click the down arrow by Jonas's "Reader" status and have the option to
    > "Remove." I click that and her name dissappears from the list. I click
    > "Share" button (the only alternative to "cancel") and wait an eternity
    > while
    > the hard disk trashes away for, literally, 5 minutes.
    >
    > Finally, a window appears stating "You folder could not be shared." and
    > "Click here for more info..." Clicking the "more info" link, I get,
    >
    > Some tiems could not be shared
    > Contacts
    > C:\Users\Admin\Contacts
    > This folder is in a shared folder.
    >
    > I've also tried the "Stop Sharing" command in the original dialog box but
    > I
    > get the same thing.
    >
    > Any help?
    >
    >



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  4. #3


    MarkF Guest

    Re: Removing "Reader" shared access to folders?

    Thank you, Marco.
    Since the properties bar said "Shared with..." I figured I would edit that
    properity with the "Sharing" tab. Well, there logic for you.

    One other thing that I had to read a lot about (and still don't understand
    fully) is the "inherited permissions." Even though I only asked for
    permission to edit one file from a "standard user account" it changed the
    permissions for EVERYTHING under my profile. I presme because of the
    inherited permissions.

    "Marco Almenta" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > Select the folder you want to remove the sharing off, and right-click to
    > access properties.
    > Choose SECURITY instead of SHARING tab and click on EDIT button.
    > Then on next dialog box select the account you want to change and click on
    > REMOVE button
    > or from the permission list remove the read checkbox.
    >
    > Repeat for all your private folders.
    >
    >
    >
    > "MarkF" <MarkF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F88169B0-AA90-4DBF-BDA9-EFC142B7F1FF@microsoft.com...
    > >I have a new PC with Windows Vista Home Premium where I set up an "Admin"
    > > account (which I use) and 3 Standard User Accounts for my wife and 2 kids.
    > > I
    > > am using the "Admin" account for my files.
    > > Once, when one of my kids was logged on, I needed to access one of the
    > > files
    > > in my (Admin) account so I just tried to open it from my kids account. Of
    > > course, Vista asked me for permission (used my Admin password) to access
    > > the
    > > file. The hard drive crunched and crunched for what seemed like 10
    > > minutes
    > > and, finally, brought up my file. NOW, however, all of my files are
    > > "shared"
    > > with the kid's account.
    > > In Windows Explorer, if I open the "C" drive and single click the "Users"
    > > folder in the RH pane, the lower Status/Properties bar says:
    > >
    > > Users Date Modified: 3/4/2007 7:01PM
    > > File Folder Shared with: Administrators;Authenticated Users
    > >
    > > Opening the "Users" folder I see, in the RH pane, the 4 folders of the
    > > accounts that I created and the "Public" folder.
    > >
    > > If I single click on any of the User folders in the RH pane, the lower
    > > Status/Properties bar just has the folder name, the words "File Folder"
    > > and
    > > the Date Modified fields. It doesn't show anything about "Shared with:"
    > > at
    > > all for any of the User accounts.
    > >
    > > Now, if I open my User Account ("Admin") File Folder and single click on
    > > ANY
    > > of my file folders in the RH pane, the Status/Properties bar shows (for
    > > example):
    > >
    > > Contacts Date Modified: 3/4/2007 4:33PM
    > > File Folder Shared with: Smith-Home-PC/Jonas
    > >
    > > where "Jonas" is my kid's account.
    > >
    > > So, I right click on the "Contacts" folder and then on "Share..." A
    > > window
    > > pops up that says "This folder is already shared." and gives me the
    > > options
    > > of "Change sharing permissions" or "Stop sharing." If I click "Change
    > > sharing permissions" Windows displays another dialog box "Choose people
    > > to
    > > share with" and I see myself listed as "Owner" and Jonas as "Reader." I
    > > click the down arrow by Jonas's "Reader" status and have the option to
    > > "Remove." I click that and her name dissappears from the list. I click
    > > "Share" button (the only alternative to "cancel") and wait an eternity
    > > while
    > > the hard disk trashes away for, literally, 5 minutes.
    > >
    > > Finally, a window appears stating "You folder could not be shared." and
    > > "Click here for more info..." Clicking the "more info" link, I get,
    > >
    > > Some tiems could not be shared
    > > Contacts
    > > C:\Users\Admin\Contacts
    > > This folder is in a shared folder.
    > >
    > > I've also tried the "Stop Sharing" command in the original dialog box but
    > > I
    > > get the same thing.
    > >
    > > Any help?
    > >
    > >

    >
    >


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