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HTPC Preventing media center from accessing files?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shroom, 16 Feb 2007.

  1. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    I live in an apartment with three other people, we have one big tv, one xbox 360, and we all have computers. I'm running Vista, so the extender comes installed and lets me listen to music/videos on the tv, which is all fine and good, except for the fact that anyone sitting at the tv with the 360 remote has access to all the media on my pc, no matter if its in a shared folder or not.

    Is there a way to prevent them from browsing any files other than what I've added to the library?
     
  2. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    Password protect them?
     
  3. sk8phreak88

    sk8phreak88 Minimodder

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    Gots to hide the stash o pRon? LOL

    Best guess would be the password maybe? I don't know really.. I wish my 360 would configure with my network so I can stream stuff.. BUt it wont for some reason or another :/
     
  4. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    is it really set up that badly?? that is shocking on MSs part!

    could you find out what user it uses to view the files (i guess its done over C$ etc)

    so do a

    "net sessions" from command, find the user, and then remove access to the hard disks/folders from the file permission area on the folders.

    to be fair I am shocked that the 360 can browse EVERYTHING its quite bad -- check the 360s settings to see how it is browsing the folders as well -- you could remove the C$ etc shares and then add some shares for the folders that you want shared.
     
  5. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I'm really surprised that there isnt a privacy lockdown of some kind. Say I was a parent and didnt want my children viewing the files on my computer?
     
  6. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    I found something that might work, we'll see how well it gets along vista.

    http://platinumedeals.com/kip.aspx

    Edit: Just a heads up. I would not recommend installing KIP on Vista. Lets just say it took two days to regain access to my personal files and I won't be getting my xp partition working any time soon.
     
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