set file Read only but i can delete it, why?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mantra, May 1, 2008.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    today i setup some files in read-only mode , in my deskop

    but i click on them ,strike the delete(canc) key and they were moved in the trash

    i setup some files in my directory c:\test\ , read only and is enough to strike the can key to delete

    i setup some files in my usb in read only mode , strike delete and they disapears , deleted

    what's wrong?
    how can i protect my files to be erased?

    have a nice day
  2. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Read-only only prevents a file from being modified, not deleted.
    If you want to prevent deletion, you need to alter the file security (remove delete permissions from appropiate users/groups).
  3. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    I fixed this with an ISR-software. Any file can still be deleted, but an ISR-software puts it back after reboot.
    I tested this myself, once I deleted MS Office, Firefox and Thunderbird completely.
    After reboot everything was back and working.
  4. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    I fixed it by removing my delete key... :D
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    which software isr do you use?
  6. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Its in his sig: FirstDefense-ISR
  7. Dina

    Dina Registered Member

    so does disk imaging software
  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    You can do this with any ISR-software or any Image Backup software.
    ISR is of course more convenient (= reboot) than an IB software.

    The principle is simple : I don't want any good or bad change in my system partition, unless I do it myself. That keeps me in control without doing anything.
    After each reboot, I have my system back as it was when I installed it from scratch. Any object too much is removed, any disappeared object is added again, any changed object is replaced.
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