Restrict file sharing

By mephisto_007
Jan 14, 2008
  1. Hello all, how do we restrict a user from deleting files through a network (WORKGROUP)... let's say Computer A is sharing a common files which Computer B and C is needed to use/edit but not deleting them. I tried to apply the permission setting but still go nowhere, or perhaps I didn't set it correctly, please help me out. Thankx in advance
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    humm; think this over again. If I can edit but not delete, then the same thing as delete occurs if I edit/remove all data and save the empty file.

    If you move to allowing READ-ONLY, then the files on the Share become templates that can be modified but only saved locally.
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Jobeard do you have any suggestion, regarding to this issue?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    the 'simple' approach was noted above.

    On XP/Pro, you could use the ACL permission system to force permissions, but
    that gets complicated and not conveniently documentable for future reference.

    you might also consider TWO different folders: one for full access the other R/O
    and use different passwords for each; eg
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