Windows IT management tip

Secure settings for shared files

Proper file sharing settings are vital to ensuring that important and commonly used documents stay exactly the way you want them. Without the proper permissions, a file could be accidentally deleted, edited or moved. With this advice from Windows hardening expert Jonathan Hassell, get the information you need on how to keep your shared files intact.

Question: How do I share a folder, yet, for security reasons, not allow others to copy from that folder? (i.e., how do I make this folder read only?)
Click here to read more on making a folder read-only.

Question: I am using Windows XP. I have placed some table files (.dbf) of Vfp9 on the network. I want to allow my users to change (edit) files, but I don't want them to delete any of the files in the shared folder.
Click here to read more on how to prevent users from deleting files in shared folders.

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This was first published in February 2007

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