When I install blender on a school Windows network all the folders are suddenly visible, such as the C: drive, these folders aren't visible from MS products such as Word. Is this a blender issue or a network set up issue? How do I enforce folder permissions on blender?
@pluke - These are no vanilla MS product settings, your tech team set those settings via group policies which are part of MS active directory services.
Blender does not use the operation system's file selection system (or any other default file selection system on other operating systems), thus it doesn't read any of the group policies.
There is no easy way to do that and more important you'll need administrator rights.