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Xp Setting To Prevent Files From Being Copied


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#1 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:25 AM

Does anyone know how to set up an xp machine so that users can use files, music files in this case, and yet not be allowed to copy the files?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:33 AM

Hmmm...permissions settings ought to take care of that.

You can even set permissions in XP Home by adding the Security tab to drives/partitions.

Add Security Tab to XP Home - http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBS/tip9100/rh9162.htm

How Do I See the Security tab in XP Home (Doug Knox) - http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_home_sectab.htm

I don't know if you will be able to do it for a particular file type, you may have to do it by drive/partition/location.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:09 AM

I don't think that there's an easy solution for this since the permissions don't
Playing the files involves reading them, as does copying them - so preventing one would prevent the other. Sorta like copying a VHS tape - so you'd have to get some sort of copy protection scheme.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:35 PM

Well I have a friend who owns a DJ company, and on his computers he has 100's of GBs of music. He sends DJ's out to party's etc and he wants them to be able to play the music on the computer he gives them to take to the gig. However, he does not trust them, as they salivate when they see thousands of dollars of music files - and he is sure they will copy the files. He wants to prevent this from happening.

Is there some software solution to this? Or does anyone have any other ideas?
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