folder permissions on Win?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Mar 10 13:52:21 EST 2006

On OS X it's easy to set up a truly limited user account, but on Windows 
when I set an account to "Limited" I can still access just about every 
folder on the drive. As far as I can tell the only limitation on a 
"Limited" account is the inability to create other accounts, but since 
those accounts are not limited in any other way it's not much of a 
limitation at all.

This raises two questions:

1. How can I set up an account which prevents access to the Program 
Files directory?

2. Should I file a bug report with Microsoft to let them know that 
"limited" accounts are not really limited?

I wouldn't mind being wrong on this one if someone can point the way to 
creating an account which doesn't let the "limited" user destroy 
everything on my system.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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