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
Step 4. Pick the
Step 5. Click on the
Step 6. When the File Explorer window opens, select a program executable file you want to block. Next, click the
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
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
If you want to remove a program from the block list, select that app in AskAdmin to click the
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.
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.