Adding another User

  PaulOwen 18:39 28 Jul 04

My brother needs access to my computer for a while, if I set up another user account will he have access to my documents, files, folders, e-mails etc. If so, how do I prevent this? Many thanks

  Dorsai 19:08 28 Jul 04

Assuming you have XP, you can set his account up as a 'limited' account. But as for the limiting of access to the areas you mention, others will have to tell you how. there is only me (and a chinchilla) here, and he can't type very well, so i don'tave to worry. Put a password on your account though, and that will stop him, using your logon.

  PaulOwen 19:10 28 Jul 04

I have XP Pro.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:14 28 Jul 04

Set his account at limited then he cannot access your files stored in 'my documents'and your system files i.e. desktop , favourites etc will be classed as hidden in his account setup.

However he can still acess My computer/explorer and if he knows how to change / view hidden files he will still be able to view them.

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