preventing deleting files in windowsxp

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by risc, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. risc

    risc Guest

    Can and if so how do you make it so that other users of windows xp can
    access files but not delete them, do you need to format the drive in ntfs
    for this?
     
    risc, Feb 22, 2007
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  2. risc

    EMB Guest

    risc wrote:
    > Can and if so how do you make it so that other users of windows xp can
    > access files but not delete them, do you need to format the drive in ntfs
    > for this?


    Yes, then set suitable permissions.

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    EMB
     
    EMB, Feb 22, 2007
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  3. risc

    Dave Taylor Guest

    EMB <> wrote in news:erjl63$jd5$:

    >> Can and if so how do you make it so that other users of windows xp
    >> can access files but not delete them, do you need to format the drive
    >> in ntfs for this?

    >
    > Yes, then set suitable permissions.


    You can use a command called "convert" to change from Fat32 to NTFS, but
    you need to do some research into "permissions" before you jump into this.
    Your best bet is to re-install and use NTFS on the partition.
    If you don't know what this means, then go google. Here is a start:
    http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-
    US:eek:fficial&hs=Y8p&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1
    &q=ntfs+permissions+explained&spell=1

    Oops a little long, try this:
    http://tinyurl.com/23wjb5
    Looks like there are videos out there now 8)

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    Ciao, Dave
     
    Dave Taylor, Feb 22, 2007
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  4. risc wrote:
    > Can and if so how do you make it so that other users of windows xp can
    > access files but not delete them, do you need to format the drive in ntfs
    > for this?
    >
    >

    Users should not be administrators, Then you can set up the security of
    the machine based on each account
     
    Andrew Lambert, Feb 22, 2007
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  5. risc

    impossible Guest

    "Andrew Lambert" <> wrote in message
    news:erkslk$avl$...
    > risc wrote:
    >> Can and if so how do you make it so that other users of windows xp
    >> can access files but not delete them, do you need to format the
    >> drive in ntfs for this?

    > Users should not be administrators, Then you can set up the security
    > of the machine based on each account


    Differentiating between users and administrators is always a good
    thing for security. But permissions in XP for read/write access to
    specific folders/files (as well as other rights) can also be set per
    administrator. Some can have "full control" of the network, others
    not -- just depends what you need.
     
    impossible, Feb 22, 2007
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