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File attributes read only setting does not prevent accidental deletion ?

By foofer
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. Hi to all
    I am using W7.
    I have a folder with photo's that I want to protect from accidental deletion by myself the pc admin. and by any other users who have normal accounts.
    If I set the folder properties to Read only I find that I can still delete the folder or any file inside , what is the correct way to make a folder or file read only in the true sence of the word , and which is the correct way to share this file with all the other PC users for viewing only with no risk of data loss.

    Thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    create a directory and then Share it; DO NOT [x] the Allow Others to modify contents.

    [edit]btw: this sets the NTFS perms for Everyone group to Read and Execute but omits Delete, Modify, Write
    [/edit]
     
  3. foofer

    foofer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks I'm gonna set it up as you have explained and post again .
    It seems I was on the wrong track with trying to manipulate the Public folders for doing the sharing.
     
  4. foofer

    foofer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Hi once again
    Yes the setup is working well for me now ,
    Many thanks for the tip .
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    you're welcome & thanks for the feedback for other readers :)
     

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