With Folder Guard, you can set up different restrictions for different users of your computer. For instance, you can make a folder visible when you log in to Windows, but also make it hidden when some other user logs in.
To control which restrictions should apply to which users, use the User List of Folder Guard. (If it is not visible when you open the main window of Folder Guard, choose the View - User List command from the menu to make it visible:)
The User List originally contains only one item: Default. This user name is used to set up the restrictions that would apply to all users for whom no user-specific restrictions have been set up. To create restrictions that would apply to specific users, first use the User list command on the Tools menu to add the user names to the User List for the users for whom you want to set up separate restrictions. Then, to set up the restrictions for a user, select that user's name in the User List, and assign the desired attributes to the folders: they would be applied to the selected user only.
For example, suppose you want to hide the folder named Private (located in the public documents folder) from all users except yourself. First select the Default name in the User List, and apply the Hidden and No access attributes to this folder:
Now, if you have not done so already, use the Tools - User List command to add your user name (Administrator in this example) to the user list. Then select it in the User List and assign the Visible and Full access attributes to the same folder:
That's it, the user-specific protection of the folder has been set up! If you log in to Windows using the user name Administrator, the folder should be visible and accessible. If any other user logs in to Windows, the Default user's attributes would apply, which would make the folder hidden and inaccessible.
Of course, if you have other users, you can set up restrictions specific to them, too. For instance, if you want some users to be able to see and open files from your private folder, but not to save any changes to them, you would assign the Read-only attribute to the folder for such users. If you don't assign any user-specific attributes to a folder, then when such a user logs in to the computer, the restrictions specified for the Default user would apply.