AskAdmin: Allows you to Restrict Applications and Folders on Windows 11/10


If you regularly share your PC with your friends or family members and want to control their access to specific programs, AskAdmin might be the right choice. This application permit you to block programs, services, and files from other users on your PC.

AskAdmin for Windows 11/10

AskAdmin is a free and portable software that allows another user to block access to files or applications on your PC. It has a straightforward user interface through which you can block specific programs from accessing the system’s users.

How to Block Programs/Files Access to Other Users using AskAdmin?

Step 1. Download the AskAdmin software from its official website.

Step 2. Then, extract the downloaded zip file in a folder using any achiever tool.

Step 3. In the AskAdmin folder, you see two executable files: AskAdmin (for 32-bit) and AskAdmin_x64 (for 64-bit). Double-click on the correct file to launch it.

If UAC prompts, pick the Yes button to continue.

Step 4. Pick the Agree button on opened “AskAdmin License Agreement” window.

Step 5. Click on the Add File icon to add a program to the block list to prevent users from accessing it. If you need to block folder access, click the Add Folder button.

Step 6. When the File Explorer window opens, select a program executable file you want to block. Next, click the Open button.

Step 7. If you add a program to the block list, you’ll be prompted to restart Windows Explorer to take over the changes. Hit the Yes option to continue.

That’s it. You have successfully blocked a program.

If others try to open a blocked program on your computer, they will receive a message, “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”

To run a program in the block list, export AskAdmin and right-click on the software for launch. Then, choose the Execute File option in the context menu.

If you want to remove a program from the block list, select that app in AskAdmin to click the Remove Selected button.

Hit the Yes button when prompted.

This program grants you to set a password. However, this function is not available in the free version of this software. You need to purchase a license.

Download AskAdmin

This free application is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8,  7, Vista, and XP (both x86 and x64). You can download AskAdmin from here.

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