Prevent file from deletion

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mrfargoreed, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. mrfargoreed

    mrfargoreed Registered Member

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    Is there any way that I can protect a file from being accidentally erased? I've made it read-only, but as soon as I press delete, the file is deleted without even warning me that it is read-only.

    If I can't protect it from being erased, what's the best utility to password protect files?

    I'm not a fan of System Safety Monitor as I find it a little too complicated (although I am sure that the product is excellent judging from what I read at Wilders). I do think that NeoavaGuard is a great HIPS that had a folder protect feature, but it didn't work for me, so something along the same lines would be great - a way of protecting files and folders.

    Many thanks
     
  2. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    Maybe have a look at one of these, used and mentioned by ACF'ers - freeware.

    http://hide-folder.basisbase.com/
    http://axcrypt.axantum.com/
    www.truecrypt.org/
    www.yadabyte.com/yadabyte_portables.php
    www.fspro.net/hide-folders-xp/
     
  3. dah145

    dah145 Registered Member

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    Prosecurity has this ability.
     
  4. mrfargoreed

    mrfargoreed Registered Member

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    Thanks MICRO - I already use Truecrypt. Actually, the file I wanted to prevent from deletion was my Truecrypt master password. It's a 20+ password of letters, numbers and characters that I could never remember in a million years, so wanted to make damn sure I would never delete it by mistake.

    Thanks dah145 - haven't tried the latest version so will give it a try.


    Thank you both for your replies :thumb:
     
  5. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    Why not just use in-built File permissions?
     
  6. Aspirin

    Aspirin Registered Member

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    Why not keep it as a password protected SafeNote in the free AI RoboForm.

    You can keep the Roboform data on a USB stick if you want as well.
     
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