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Re: setting access restrictions on external drive
From: jamesworld () intelligencia com
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 20:07:01 -0600

Format the drive using NTFS  (it's prolly FAT32 be default)

Then with NTFS, you can set ACL's via the security tab.

Give your self access and everyone else DENY access. This plus your encryption should do the trick.

You must of course have physical security of the device. Someone could pick the unit up, and plug it into their laptop, take administrative ownership of everything and still be able to delete your stuff. Maybe even decrypt it if they can get the recovery key from your system or break the crypto......or of corse thing the things is broken and format it to do you a 'favor' :-)

At 15:13 12/22/2003, J. Yoon wrote:
I have an external USB drive using Windows XP file system,
I have turned on encryption so that other users can't access the files
but they can still view and browse the folders
or even "delete" the encrypted files it if they wanted to.

I've read on microsoft website that you can only
restrict files/folders if you put them inside your Documents & Settings folder,
but since this is an external drive it's not possible.

How then, do I set this so that other users can't see or access anything inside folders that i restrict?
I would like to know if this is possible without using 3rd party software...

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