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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by carleman, Apr 16, 2009.

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  1. carleman

    carleman Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    I'm wondering if someone know how I can block so that no one can delete a file I have.

    I don't want anybody(from another account) to be able to delete it.

    I have Windows XP.

    Please help
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Put it in your Documents and make them private. Administrators are the only ones that can access it then since they have access to everything.
     
  3. carleman

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    Sry. I forgot to tell. I still want the other accounts to be able to open the file, but not to delete it.

    But thanks anyway for trying.(y)
     
  4. bbearren

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    You can set the permissions on the file for full access for you, and read only for everyone else.
     
  5. carleman

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    May I ask how?
    Because if I don't remember all wrong it's in the Properties, but I can't find it there :confused:.
    I don't know if it makes any difference but anyway. The file is an .jpg file so it's not a .exe file or something else.

    Please help!
     
  6. bbearren

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    You have to be logged on as an administrator to see the Security tab in Properties. Also, if it's a "shared" file, or in a "shared" folder, you'll have to turn simple file sharing off to be able to see the Security tab. You can turn simple file sharing back on after you make the permission changes.
     
  7. carleman

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    Do you mean file sharing on the network?

    I am an administrator and the file is in an account that's not an administrator. In that accounts start-menu map the .jpg file is. But in the Properties there is no Security tab but I have seen it before. I don't know what I have done that made it disappear. :confused:
     
  8. bbearren

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    From Help and Support"

    To display the Security tab:
    Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
    Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
    On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended]."


    But if the other users are also administrators, they can still delete the file.
     
  9. carleman

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    Okay. That makes me able to view that tab and change a lot of things, but now when the other user(not administrator) deletes the file it comes to my trash but it still disapear from the other account, even if the actually file doesn't delete's, it comes to my trash. I want it to block it the whole way. So the other user can't even delete it to my trash.. ?

    Do you know how to do that? :D:confused:
     
  10. carleman

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    No wait.. Now it works! WOHOO!!
     
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