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How to remove folder privacy XP

By hazer07
Oct 2, 2008
  1. I've posted on this forum a few times and they usually have the answer to a question no one has been able to answer. How do i remove privacy from my user name on a HDD? i was using windows XP home and for some reason i decided to put privacy on my user names files/ folders on the computer, I have now switched computers twice and have had to change the permissions on the file everytime as i still wish to keep the files and its my largest HDD and im changing once again, its tedious any advice? Im switching to a computer running windows XP Professional OS. Eltora digital AMD processor if that makes a difference. (temporary computer)
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank-you.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    should be no problem.

    I have a couple posts (on a couple approaches) each of which should work: but in any case probalby need reverse the affect of privacy permissions. so look at and around the post i give you look here

    /********** EDIT ***********/
    AND, just occured to me, since you are XP Home you must boot into safemode and logon as Administrator for access to both Sharing and Secuirty tabs
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,297   +788

    Privacy was created by the removal of the <Everyone> group from the ACL list for the
    directory. Two ways to remove 'privacy' on a folder:

    Get to the Security Tab on the subject folder (as noted elsewhere)
    1. add group Users
    2. add group <Everyone>
    then set just read attribs & data to make it R/O, or add write to make it R/W.

    The Users group includes only those with logins on this system, while
    the <Everyone> group also includes remote anonymous login users.

    Even though <everyone> was the default, the Users group is a better choice as it
    protects the folder from Remote Desktop Access or Help accessors.
  4. hazer07

    hazer07 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thank you for all your suggestios im going to try them out il report once im done.
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