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RE: setting access restrictions on external drive
From: "David" <David () cawdgw net>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 21:04:12 +0100

I know this may sound lame, but do you have administrative rights on the
drive? Or are you the owner? Normally something is stippled out if you don't
have the permissions to use it. I once had a drive like that that a local
admin had removed everyone's change and full rights from it, but everyone
could read and write. As an admin, I simply took ownership of the whole
thing and then changed domain admin rights to full, and my permissions were
no longer stippled.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike [mailto:mike () superiorholidayadventures ca]
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 2:38 PM
To: J. Yoon; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: setting access restrictions on external drive

I wonder if changing the target on your 'My Documents' folder (right
click & properties) to the USB drive letter would have any effect.

Mike Fetherston

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Yoon [mailto:supercool9000 () hotmail com]
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 4:13 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: setting access restrictions on external drive

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 &
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
inside folders that i restrict?
I would like to know if this is possible without using 3rd party

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