shared folder from terminated account


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Guest

Hi

A folder was created by one of the account users on my computer.

That user's account now seems to have been deleted.

Howerver, the folder remains viewable in all other user's accounts.

From other accounts, when I click on My Computer, I can access the folder.

When I right click on it and select Sharing and Security, the Make this
folder private box is greyed.

I want to make that folder unseen by other accounts.

Any suggestions?
 
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Nepatsfan

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Visitor said:
Hi

A folder was created by one of the account users on my
computer.

That user's account now seems to have been deleted.

Howerver, the folder remains viewable in all other user's
accounts.

From other accounts, when I click on My Computer, I can
access the folder.

When I right click on it and select Sharing and Security, the
Make this
folder private box is greyed.

I want to make that folder unseen by other accounts.

Any suggestions?

Take a look at this article.

Courtesy of Ramesh Srinivasan, MS-MVP
How to undo "Make this folder private" option
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/undoprivate.htm

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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Guest

Hi

Thanks.

When I try starting windows xp home edition in safe mode, and click on the
folder in question, only two tabs are shown. General and Customize. The
Sharing tab that I see while not in safe mode does not appear. The sharing
tab is the one that has the greyed box.

Any suggestions for handling this situation?
 
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Nepatsfan

Check on the following.

Open My Computer.
Right click on the drive where the folder in question is
located.
Select Properties from the menu that drops down.
On the General tab of the drive's Properties sheet, note what's
entered next to File system.
If it says FAT32, that would account for your not seeing the
Security tab.

The ability to make a folder private is only available on a
drive which is formatted NTFS. It's possible to convert a FAT32
drive to NTFS, but it's not a procedure without some risk. Any
important files and folders should be backed up prior to the
conversion. Take a look at this article for more info.

CONVERTING FAT32 to NTFS
http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.php

Should you decide to convert the drive to NTFS, I suggest you
move the folder in question into your My Documents folder prior
to the conversion. Since you're running Windows XP Home
Edition, a folder must reside within your user profile for you
to be able to make it private. Take a look here for more info.

You Cannot Select the "Make This Folder Private" Option
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q307286/

Note: Before you decide to convert the drive to NTFS, you might
want to find out why it was formatted FAT32 initially. The vast
majority of XP installations reside on a drive which was
formatted NTFS right from the start. There may be a reason why
yours is FAT32.

Good luck

Nepatsfan


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