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Disabling deletion of file and folders

how to disable file and folder deletion in winxp?

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garreHCommented:
Hi.

You could use an ACL (Access Control List) to give permission to certain files and folders. For more information:

http://www.coe.uncc.edu/mosaic/mosaic_help/xp_help/xp_acl/index1.html

Thanks,
Gary.
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garreHCommented:
You can also use the Subinacl utility with the /onlyfile switch (this utility is included in the Resource Kit) to change ownership and permissions on a file that is otherwise inaccessible, for example:
subinacl /onlyfile "\\?\c:\path_to_problem_file" /setowner=domain\administrator /grant=domain\administrator=F

To find the Resource Kit:

http://www.dynawell.com/support/ResKit/winxp.asp
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prepressguyAuthor Commented:
is there any simple way to achieve this??
is this feature not in control panles of win xp??

or may be is there a user friendly utility available?
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garreHCommented:
Windows XP was not designed to be the heart of administrating facilities. I don't think there are any control panels to do this. I think you will need a 3rd party program or the resource kit as I have posted a link to above.

Thanks
Gary
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