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Is there a way to restrict the Guest account? For example deny access to (or hide) drives/partitions in "My Computer"? I only want to allow Firefox, AIM, iTunes, Photoshop, illustrator, and select folders.

Upon searching I found out about Windows 7's "GUEST MODE" account setting, unfortunately this feature was removed in the retail build of Win7. I've used Steadystate at work but it's not compatible with Win7 nor are there any plans for a new version.

Denying the Guest account full control of each drive denies access to all the programs too. I want limited viewing as well, such as if a drive has 10 folders, I only want them to be able to see one or two specific ones.


Is any of this possible without 3rd party software?
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Try here.
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post #3 of 6
I know Windows Parental controls allows limiting a lot of things (but not sure about drive/folder access).
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Hmm, the Standard account and UAC thing doesn't seem like it will do much. I turned it off for my account.

And I tried the Parental Controls but when configuring access to programs it got really complicated. Also it doesn't have an option for the drives/folders.

I want to setup a limited account (as if its a public computer in a library) because I'm having a party and a lot of my cousins and friends are going to be on my comp. Its a brand new rig and spent wayyy too long optimizing it. I just want to be sure no one's going to mess anything up or get into confidential info.
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Okay just install deepfreeze

It a great program.Go the the website and you can see what it does.
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post #6 of 6
Use group policy to restrict every program other than the ones you specify, its easy to use.

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