Sorry yaneck for the delay in replying,
I was offline.
Originally Posted by yancek
I am curious as to whether you were able to do this from windows. The settings you now have prohibit user1 from accessing user2 data (as well as the reverse) in that specific partition when logged in to Mint but has no effect when logging in from the windows system and accessing those partitions. Have you also set this up in windows? I read a little about this last week and it seemed like a more convoluted process but that may be due to my lack of familiarity with windows.
The permissions can be set in Windows 7 by changing the security settings for the required partition, as below.
With Administrative permissions;
right click on the 'Partition' that you want to restrict permissions > Click on Properties > Click on the 'Security tab' > click the 'Edit' button with the tag 'To change permissions click edit' > A dialogue box opens with the list of groups or users already having permissions for the partition. There the existing users can be removed or new users added, by clicking the 'Add' or 'Remove' buttons.
The only requirement here is that the 'new' user 'name' we add here, should be in the list of users found here below;
Computer > Local disk C: > Users
[If an user decides to change her/his user-name during the course of use of the system, it is not updated in the system. The system retains the old-user-name itself, but during the use of the system, it responds to the changed-new-user-name. I suppose it only establishes a link or reference between the old-user-name and changed-new-user-name.
Now while you are trying to change permissions as mentioned above, and if you add the changed-new-user-name in the security permissions dialogue box, the system will not accept it, but displays an error saying something like, 'the object is not found' (in windows, the object=user name). As soon as you add the old-user-name corresponding to the changed-new-user-name, found in the list of users, it accepts and displays the changed-new-user-name.]
That's it. The required permissions are set for the partition.