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    Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    Hi all,

    I have a directory called letters which has 22 depatment sub-directories then 100 directorys with that, which is used by more than 200 staff, and contains more than 750'000 letter. The other day someone removed one of the sub directorys by mistake deleting 25'000 .doc files

    Is there a way to protect the directory's from deletion, been renamed, or further directorys been added. The users only need to open, edit and create new letters, it would be nice if they could delete just the files they create within these directorys if they created one by mitake but not essential.

    Many thanks
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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    Others will have to answer your question about protecting folders, but the mishap with the deleted subfolder emphasizes the importance of systematically and regularly creating backups.

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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    Yes it does, we backup every night and keep backups for about a year
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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    Are these user in groups? Are these folders on an XP machine or a server? If on a server, what server operating system?

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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    I'm not sure of this but you may want to check out ALTAP FILE MANAGER
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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    Windows 2000 server is the file and directory locations. Each user is using Windows XP, The Users are in Groups but there are many.
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    Re: Protecting a directory (XP SP2)

    You can set fairly detailed permissions on folders by right clicking and select Properties | Security | Advanced. Then select a group or user You may have to deselect "Allow inheritable permissions from the parent..." before clicking edit.

    I'd strongly suggest that you click on the "learn about access control" link at the bottom of the advanced security permissions tab and read about your options in doing this. Microsoft TechNet Enhanced Search has links to many articles on access control.

    When you decide to set detailed permissions on object in a Windows Server environment you really need to know all the concepts. Otherwise, you'll go <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> fielding so many support calls from people who can't do what they need to do.

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