Stupid Folder Question..

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    How can one lock a folder so it can never be deleted, at least accidentally, in Windows XP? Sometimes I get to hasty in DVD Authoring, and select the wrong files to delete, causing other DVD Folders to go the wayside....

    It'll save me a few hours work to make the folders undeletable [​IMG].

    Thanks
     
  2. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    Not stupid at all...it's a good question. Anyone know?
     
  3. John Watson

    John Watson Screenwriter

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    And can we passpord a folder, instead of every stupid little document in it?
    [​IMG]
     
  4. LewB

    LewB Screenwriter

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    The only thing I can think of is setting the individual files to be read only. The command is attrib

    To make a file read only enter (from a DOS window):
    attrib filename.ext +r

    To make a file read/write again:
    attrib filename.ext -r
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    The read-only prompt doesn't seem to work very well.

    Safest way would be to create the files and folders in whole logged on as a different user, with the permissions set to Read-Only for the the user you use to work on then.
     
  6. Tony-B

    Tony-B Producer

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    You can right click the folder, go to properities, and choose read-only.
     

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