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Old 08-30-2023, 12:11 PM
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I am using Windows 10 and 11. If I create another user account and do remote access or screen sharing on my second account, can the person see my first account? How can I prevent them from being able to see anything from my first user account?
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Old 08-30-2023, 01:15 PM
Location: SCW, AZ
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Create the second account as a "Standard user" which Windows does automatically by default.
This will prevent them from accessing the files (user profile directory) of the other users but not sure what you meant exactly with "see anything from my first user account"?
Oh yeah, the first (main) account also needs to be secured (have a login password)!
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Old 08-31-2023, 01:51 PM
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If you mean allow for others to remote in and/or screen share for support purposes. What ever account you're logged in as will be what they see. Ideally, you should be right there so you can see what they're doing.

I guess it also comes down to what you are trying to prevent them from doing. If you're watching, there's really not much you need to worry about since you see exactly what's going on. But at the end of the day, they're essentially sitting there as you - so whatever rights you have, they have. You can certainly use a 2nd account with less privileges... but if this is for support/help desk - they may eventually need privileged access depending on what they are trying to accomplish for you.
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