Standard User can see Admin's private files

zippy75

New Member
I have 2 accounts on my Vista x64 installation, 1 Admin and 1 Standard User.

In Windows Explorer, the Standard User is unable to browse to the folders belonging to the Admin User (e.g C:\Users\Admin). Fine.

But.... if the Standard User uses the Search field in Windows Explorer, and chooses "Search in SubFolders", files from the whole system (which meet the search criteria) are displayed, and the Standard User can open them. This is surely a bug right?

I scratched my head wondering how my 5 year old how had managed to get my CV from my private folder to his Desktop, until I realised how he was doing it :confused:

Try it, and see if you have the same problem, and better still, post a solution if you have one.

Cheers

Adrian
 

My Computer

PainlessTorture

Official Best Member
Vista Pro
Type this command into the command prompt (elevated)

Icacls C:\users\admin\* /deny (username of user who is not supposed to access files):F

That should deny that user access to the files.

I think it was because you did not set him to either grant ot deny so the computer for some reason let him access them. Looks like a bug. However, if you execute that command above he will be explicitly denied access to the files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett Packard
    CPU
    3.40Ghz / 2.20Gz Duo Core
    Memory
    2GB / 3GB
    Hard Drives
    160 GB / 160 GB
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