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XP Security: Configuring File Privacy Options

It is not uncommon for a home computer to be used by several people, and when it comes to privacy, this can lead to problems. Almost everybody has a selection of personal documents they would rather nobody else saw, but it is not immediately obvious how to prevent other users from accessing them. Windows XP includes a number of options which can be used to control file access permissions, enabling you to choose which files should be kept private and which can be accessed by other users of the same computer. In this article we show you how to get started.

Category: Internet & Security
Issue: 2008 Issue 8 December/January
Operating Systems: XP
Article Reference: X18

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