Windows 10: Windows 10: Limit user access to his/her User folder only

Discus and support Windows 10: Limit user access to his/her User folder only in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi We have new computer with Windows 10 Pro in our office. The computer has only C drive, the recovery partition is hidden as default. As an... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Thanh Trung_Nguyen, May 21, 2019.

  1. Windows 10: Limit user access to his/her User folder only


    Hi


    We have new computer with Windows 10 Pro in our office. The computer has only C drive, the recovery partition is hidden as default.


    As an Administrator, I have to setup the policy that fulfil below requirements:


    1. Normal user (non-admin) only has the right to access (Read-Write) to his/her own User folder only (for example UserA folder normally located at C:\User\UserA). In there, he can stores files and folders as he wishes. Other folder or even C:\ Drive access is prohibited.


    2. All user can use some applications such as: Microsoft Offices Apps, Calculator.


    I have searched on the internet and there are only some guides to limit access to all C drive which is not my case.


    Please help me with this request.

    Many thanks.

    :)
     
    Thanh Trung_Nguyen, May 21, 2019
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    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with access files and folders.

    Do let us know the complete error code/ error message of this issue?

    As you have tried with providing the permissions to each folder and issue persists after the restart, try the below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to disable the third party anti-virus software if installed any and check.

    Step 2: As, as a work around, I suggest you to enable the built-in administrator account and check if this issue persists.

    Steps to enable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open Command Prompt.
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
    • net user administrator /active: yes (Check for the spaces)
       4. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.  

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done. 

    Step 3: I suggest you to refer to the below Microsoft article with 3-diffrent issues related to accessing the files and folders and check if it helps.

    "Access Denied" or other errors when you access or work with files and folders in Windows

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 21, 2019
    #2
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    Hi Renee,

    Having an easy access to the Desktop folder can give you a convenience on opening your files. Regarding your concern about the Desktop folder that was moved to the Downloads section, we recommend that you create a new local user or administrator account to
    resolve the issue.

    To create a local user or administrator account, follow the steps listed on this
    link
    .

    In addition, to move your files from the Downloads folder back to the Desktop folder, we suggest that you manually copy and paste the files to avoid any data loss.

    Feel free to post back if you need more help.
     
    Eileen Gal, May 21, 2019
    #3
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