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seperating folders with multiple users

i've set up a user acct for my son on my computer. after he crashed the system and i had to do awipe and reinstall. now when i set up his desk top we cant get the ,my pictures folder to run seperatly if he adds i get it, if he deletes i get it deleted. we would like to have differnt folders to use for emails and such , how do we do this

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Re: user accounts

In reply to: seperating folders with multiple users

Singleblond,

To start with, it's a good idea to give every user his own logon, although the security and separation in pre-XP versions of Windows (I mean 95, 98 en Me) is rather low. Everybody can see and change everything from anybody. And your son certainly will be able to crash the system again, because there's no such thing as administator accounts and user accounts with less capabilities in that older OS'es.

For Windows 98 you can, but are not obliged to, give users their own copy of the following 5 items:
- desktop and documents menu
- start menu
- favorites
- temporary internet files and cookies
- my documents folder
via Control Panel>Users.

If 'my pictures' is a subfolder of 'my documents', and you choose to give a user his own 'my documents' he will also have his own 'my pictures'. So there are two things that can be 'wrong' with you. It's easy to correct.

Kees

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re: user accts

In reply to: Re: user accounts

my son does have his own log on and i 'm unable to find where i would give him his own folders. when i set his acct up there was no place to limit or assign things to him it just copied mine

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"no place to limit or assign things"

In reply to: re: user accts

Windows ME is DOS based and has no such restritions. Such appeared in Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 2003.

Bob

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