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#1 cv18sro


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

Is it possible or does XP contain the possibility of write protecting a external HD.

At my office we download photos onto a external hard drive using a PC with XP SP3. It is really easy to delete the photos if your not careful. I thought there was a way to protect the data from deletion by a password. I don't care if you have to put in a password to copy files either.

Is this something XP is capable of or third party software?

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#2 ReviverSoft


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:09 PM

AFAIK, XP doesn't offer any such option.

You could give programs like this one a try. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:01 PM

By default, you are prompted "Are you sure you want to move this file to the Recycle Bin" and then it moves to the Recycle Bin. It still is NOT deleted until you empty the Recycle Bin. So that's several opportunities to not delete a file.

If you are wanting to protect data, you are in an office so are you on a domain and do you have a file server? If so, you can use NTFS permissions to lock down folders where some users have modify access and everyone else (for example) have read only and cannot delete or modify the data.

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