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How to restrict CUT/MOVE command on files?


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#1 Aberrant

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:36 AM

I have an external hard drive which contains several folders that is well organized per category of files ( I do this a lot). Sometimes, people who use/borrow my external hdd alter some of the files, like they accidentally drag and drop files to other folders or mistakenly cut and paste my files onto their USB's. Incidents like these messed up everything and I always have a hard time looking for that particular file(s) inside my external hdd.

Is there any workaround in restricting or setting up my files so that it can't be changed/altered by anyone? Or, is there any third-party application that does this job well?

Thanks.



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#2 ICT_Tech

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:20 AM

no not that I am aware of for a external hard disk but you can get pen drives with write protect on them that disallows this type of activity but said that a user can just as easily switch that function off as it is turned on. I would either not lend it to anyone or only give it to those you trust are not going to do so best way is not to lend it out. 



#3 Aberrant

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

 

 

but you can get pen drives with write protect on them that disallows this type of activity

Can you tell me how?



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 03:40 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kanguru-Solutions-Flash-Write-Protect-KF3WP-32G/dp/B008OGNMEI/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1412411936&sr=1-4&keywords=write+protect+usb

 

yes but not cheap



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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

Sometimes, people who use/borrow my external hdd alter some of the files...

Lending out your external HDD is a big NO, NO.  How do you know these people's computers aren't infected?






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