Disabling deletion of file and folders

Posted on 2005-05-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
how to disable file and folder deletion in winxp?

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

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    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:

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    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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    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.


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