I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family.

But when I logged in to the family account which is not an administrative account, I could access my home folder(which is an administrative account).

I want to restrict the access to my home folder from the new standard user...How do I do this??

And I would also like to restrict that user from using the other NTFS partitions I have.

In short that account should have access only to its own home folder and not to my home folder or to any NTFS partition present.

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One way would be logging in as your user, open up a terminal (hit Ctrl+Alt+T), type

chmod go-rwx ~

and hit enter.

Like that you deny the permission to read, write and cd to your home directory to anybody apart from you.

  • That has worked..!! thanx..!! any idea about restricting the permission to the NTFS partition??
    – Nirmik
    May 23, 2012 at 11:23
  • @Nirmik See this for restricting access to NTFS partition. Apr 14, 2015 at 14:30
  • this did the job for ntfs also !
    – aahnik
    Apr 22, 2021 at 12:18

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