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I have a ubuntu desktop edition set up as server at my home and this installation has a lot of users. I hav a administrator account and all other accounts are standard accounts.

At the moment everyone can see the other peoples home directories and the files in it. I would like to change this that the users can only access their own home directories. But I would like to still be able to see the other users home directories.

Can someone tell me how I can do this?

Thank you.

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You have to change the permissions in the users homefolders. For instance, if the user folders are :

/home/alice /home/john /home/jack

You should do :

chmod -R go-rwx /home/alice etc.

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That works, but I would like to be able to access the directories as administrator. –  Jerodev May 25 '12 at 11:28
    
The root user can still access them. –  Ángel yesterday

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