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raihan84
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March 18, 2011 - 7:27 am
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Hello guys,

I am new to this forum. I am wondering that any body can tell me how to provide permission to access the specific hard drive to limited user?

Say for example, I have an Administrator account in my PC named as [b:1858qx6g]Raihan [/b:1858qx6g]and a limited account named as [b:1858qx6g]User[/b:1858qx6g]. I have 3 drives in my computer such as C, D & E.

Now my question is if I logon with [b:1858qx6g]User[/b:1858qx6g] then I will get permission to access only E drive but if I logon with [b:1858qx6g]Raihan[/b:1858qx6g] then I will get permission to access all drives, how to d that?

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March 24, 2011 - 4:52 pm
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Can anybody answer my question please?

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Jim Hillier
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Hey Raihan - Sorry nobody has replied to you yet.......apologies.

The whole sharing and permissions thing is a bit beyond me mate but I have referred your question to Dave and Zig.

They should answer soon Raihan......stand by!!

Cheers.....Jim

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Chad Johnson
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Apologies - I marked this question to come back and answer and...didn't.

So if i understand correctly, you are wanting to wall off your normal users from two of the three installed drives but still allow access to the administrative user?

There are some limits to what you can do first of all: The main system drive where Windows is installed you shouldn't touch the permissions on (this is typically drive c). A user must be able to read the Windows files in order to run in Windows. Same for installed programs. It's easy to prevent Windows from even loading if you get the permissions wrong enough.

Data drives are easy enough to secure using a variety of methods. You can wrap them in a Truecrypt container so that they are encrypted from all users who don't have the password - even if someone rips the hard drive out and takes it elsewhere. You can use built in Windows security for some quick and dirty security that will lock out most users.

What are you trying to accomplish? What is your setup? How secure are you looking?
Are you running XP Pro or XP Home?

--Zig

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Data drives are easy enough to secure using a variety of methods. You can wrap them in a Truecrypt container so that they are encrypted from all users who don't have the password - even if someone rips the hard drive out and takes it elsewhere. You can use built in Windows security for some quick and dirty security that will lock out most users.

What are you trying to accomplish? What is your setup? How secure are you looking?
Are you running XP Pro or XP Home?

--Zig[/quote:1fkl0kcj]

what is [b:1fkl0kcj]Truecrypt container[/b:1fkl0kcj]? can u share the whole precess? I am using windows XP professional.

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I'll let wiser minds answer that in a two part tutorial that's already been created:
[url:19625lz2]http://www.davescomputertips.com/articles/security/how_to_use_truecrypt_pt1.php[/url:19625lz2]
[url:19625lz2]http://www.davescomputertips.com/articles/security/how_to_use_truecrypt_pt2.php[/url:19625lz2]

There are two ways to do this:
1) Create a Truecrypt file on each drive to hold all of the data files (just follow the walkthroughs above but place your created volume on Drive E, F, etc)
2) Truecrypt has an option to encrypt an entire partition or drive
See the 2nd bullet here:
[img:19625lz2]http://www.davescomputertips.com/images/newsletter/2008/20080801/truecrypt_create_file_container.png[/img:19625lz2]

I have not used the 2nd option myself, but it seems straightforward enough.

From [url=http://adventuresinsecurity.com/Papers/Evaluation_of_TrueCrypt.pdf:19625lz2]this[/url:19625lz2]PDF:
[quote:19625lz2]
Create a Volume within a Non-system Partition/Device
The non-system partition/device option allows you to encrypt an entire storage device.
For example, you could encrypt a non-system laptop volume or an entire flash drive.
One big caveat, don

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