I was looking for a file in the file manager when I noticed that I can access and view any folders and files in the other profiles from a standard account. So I'm wanting to know if I can make each profile private like they are in XP?

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  • Yes I was in a standard account and open Files went to home/scott/ from there I can open any folder and see every file such gthe documents, download, music, pictures... I thought Ubuntu defaulted to blocking access to other profiles? – Scott__ May 11 '15 at 20:43
  • you need to change the permissions. check this link:askubuntu.com/questions/6723/… – ss1729 May 11 '15 at 21:46

You need to change permissions on folder, removing 'execute' and 'read' attributes.

To do it, open 'Nautilus' or 'Files', go to /home, select the desired folder, right click and select 'Properties'. On 'Permissions' tab, select 'None' or 'Nothing' only in 'Others' dropdown and then click on 'change permissions on files in folder'.

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    Adding some screenshots would be great as it is solely a graphical solution.. – heemayl May 11 '15 at 20:42

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