Locking the file attributes/Meta data of a file

Hello all,

I've come up with an issue and was wondering if the pros could assist :)

Is it possible to lock, secure or encrypt the properties of an image file? Basically, when you right click the image and select properties you can see all the meta data details such as date, time, author, user, modified date etc.

I know through various methods and applications such as powershell, it is easy to clear these and amend but I want it so that noone can amend it! A tough ask, especially in this day in age of technology where everything can be manipulated but would really like a hand in this.

Happy to use/pay for a third-party application if needed.

By heavy Google searches people have mentioned to watermark the image but that's pretty low key on terms of protecting the image stamp.

Any help as always will be highly appreciated!

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
The long and short of that is no, there is no way to encrypt or write protect that data.  In theory some of the text files you could encrypt and store back, but that just stops someone from reading them, they could still easily delete.


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