How to disallow other users to visit the special folders/partitions in Windows 11

This article teaches you how to disallow other users to visit the special folders/partitions in Windows 11. Follow the tutorial bellow, you will learn the way to disable other users to access the appointed folders/partitions in Windows 11.

There are some sensitive folders or partitions, which contains important files or documents, in a Windows 11 computer. And these files are improper for other users. So if there is a way to stop other users accessing the appointed folders, that will be sweet. Seems if you are the administrator of this Windows 11 computer, and other users use different accounts to login Windows 11, there exists a way to realize this feature.

In Windows 11, the administrator can set permissions for folders or partitions for different users. There are permission lists:

  • Full Control. Users have full permission to do anything in the appointed folders/partitions.
  • Modify. Editing the documents, upgrade or update the software/applications, but they can not add new things.
  • Read & execute. Execute is mainly for software or applications in the appointed folders/partitions, but they can’t update, upgrade or uninstall the software or applications.
  • List folder’s contents. Users can check out the list of files in the appointed folders/partitions, nothing more.
  • Read. Users can open the files in the appointed folders/partitions, but they can not edit or delete.
  • Write. Users can save files into the appointed folders/partitions, but they can’t open/run them.

The permissions for other users can be set by following steps:

  • Open File Folder
  • Right click on the folders/partitions that you want to set permissions.
  • Choose “Properties”
  • Click “Security” at the top navigation bar
  • Choose the user and set permission for him one by one through “Edit” button.

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