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When a program tries to modify something inside Program Files folder, Windows 7 gives a security warning and asks whether I allow it or not.

I want to set a similar warning, so that programs trying to access MyStuff folder should ask for permission. I even want a warning when they try to read files within this folder.

I don't want to install 3rd party software for it if possible.

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basically I want to make sure my personal folder (emails, documents, contracts, IP) is not being exposed by random software I download.

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basically I want to make sure my personal folder (emails, documents, contracts, IP) is not being exposed by random software I download.

If we're talking "random software", then Sandboxie might be your thing.

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

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It doesn't do exactly what you want right away, though. From the FAQ:

It should be noted, however, that Sandboxie does not typically stop sandboxed programs from reading your sensitive data. However, by careful configuration of the ClosedFilePath and ClosedKeyPath settings, you can achieve this goal as well.

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thank you, i will go with this for now, but it will require me to heavily transform my work habits. i downloaded it and i am already experimenting with it –  Jani Kovacs Mar 20 '13 at 19:30
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