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OS 10.4 - folders that can't run programs

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is there a way that you can make a folder, and all of its subfolders, not be able to run programs from i.e. make it so you can't run a program from your desktop? My son is always downloading new programs on our home mac and i'm afraid that he is going to accidently download some spywear some day so i want to make it so that the folders under his managed account can't run programs so that the only programs he can run are the ones in the aplication folder.
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The are various parental controls available in system preferences > Accounts that might help. Pulling the plug on the Mac until he shapes up is another.

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thanks! That was just what i was looking for.
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