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Do you have multiple users on your Windows 10 computer?

Do you want to prevent them from accessing certain drives and partitions?

Sometimes allowing everyone to access your hard drives is a bad idea, especially if you have confidential data that you don’t want anyone accessing it.

Luckily Windows comes with File System Permissions, which allows you to deny access to certain folders, files and drives the easy way.

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to block specific users (e.g non-admin users) from accessing your drives

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Block Users Access Hard Drives on Windows 10

Open your File Explorer using the Windows+E keyboard shortcut, go to “This PC” and right-click on the drive you want to prevent users from accessing, click “Properties“.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 1 Properties

Open the “Security” tab and click on the “Edit…” button.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 2 Security Edit Permissions

Click “Add…“.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 3 Add User Name

Type the User Name and click “Check Names“, click “OK“.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 4 Select Users Or Groups Test User

Select the User and check “Deny” on “Full control“. Click “OK

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Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 5 Deny

Confirm by clicking on “Yes“.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 6 You Are Setting Deny Permissions Entry

Wait for a couple of minutes…

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 7 Setting Security Information On Windows Security

Try to access the hard drive from the blocked user, you will get this error message.

Block Users Access Hard Drive Partition Windows 10 8 D Is Not Accessible Access Is Denied Ok

If you have any questions about system file permissions or Windows 10 in general feel free to leave a comment below.

Thanks for sharing.

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