Restricting access to hard drive / User Permissions

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I was wondering if anybody knows how to restrict access to a hard drive on my computer so that other local users cannot access it. For example I have two hard drives. I want everyone to have access to drive C, but I want nobody to have access to drive D. I want drive D to be only accessible to me. Anybody know how I would go about accomplishing it, if it can be done on Windows XP?
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[color=orange]a couple of resources that may help your situation...

http://www.webtube.co.uk/Support/User_Restrictions.htm

heres a program that does just what your looking to do, called f0lder guard.

available at http://www.winability.com/home/ for a 30 day eval (i havent tested or tried this product so use at your own risk, but it seems like it should do the trick for you)
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Hey thanks for trying to help. I actually just figured out a much better way though. By default Win XP has the security tab on folders and files hidden as its in simple file sharing mode. What you do is goto

Start->Control Panel->Folder Options

and then goto the View tab at the top. At the very bottom (for me) it says Use Simple File Sharing and it is mostly likely checked if you haven't unchecked it yourself.

Anyway uncheck that and what will happen is when you right click on any folders, files, or hard drives there will now be a security tab which will allow you to do things that are similiar to the Linux system. You can set read, write, and execute permission to groups or users. So what I did was set all permission fo the user Guest to be denied for my drive D. It works great. I tested it out and from the guest user and they get a popup that simply says ACCESS DENIED when they try to access the drive.

Anyway thanks for looking into it, took me forever to figure out what I just typed, but I believe it is a great way since its built in.

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wow, very cool find, thanks for the info...

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