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Windows 7: A real "read-only" settings.

16 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 x86, Ultimate
A real "read-only" settings.

Hello. I hope I have posted on the right section .

I have a music collection which periodically is up-dated by myself on a laptop Toshiba L505 running Windows 7 x86, Ultimate. Today I decided to up-date that collection, and with this occasion I observed that some of the old .mp3 files have another content. As an example when I tried to play "Kaoma - Lambada", It doesn't play "Lambada" like it always did, but ... something else (another song). Somebody told me that a virus must be the cause. I always have used Avira (free version), I am internet connection on that laptop, but...who knows, what can I say...could be virus.

In order to prevent unauthorized changing of my files (by a virus or by something else) I think that setting the "read-only" setting for the folder which contain that music collection will do the job.

I tried to make this setting, the windows "accepted" it without any comment :), but when I tried to delete a file (with windows explorer), ...the file ...was deleted without any comment or warning.

So, my problem is that I want that the files in that folder to be readed by any user, but the creation, modification or deletion of the files to be possible only after I accept it (clicking an "yes" on a dialog window which appear when I try to rename, create or delete a it was when I was using Windows XP).

I hope you will understand what I wanted to say, and I wait for your comments.

Have a nice day !

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16 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, Moxica.

You can test this tutorial by Abhishek Ghosh: Folder - Lock with a Password without Any Software.

Otherwise, you would need to use an Admin account to lock down permissions on the folder for standard users. See Brink's tutorial: Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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