how to protect files/folders from being trashed?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cb911, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    #1
    i've got a heap of wallpapers and other stuff that i want to somehow protect from being acidentilly trashed.

    at the moment i have LameSecure protecting the folders from the people around me, but i was wondering if there is a way to simply use OS X to protect folders, besides from changing the folders permissions everytime i want to use it.

    any ideas or suggestions of apps etc would be really appreciated.

    thanks.:D
     
  2. DjRedo macrumors newbie

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    Re: how to protect files/folders from being trashed?

    This might not be the answer that you are seeking, but I would suggest that you create multiple user-accounts on your computer. Then you can either give these files permissions so that you alone can open/use/trash them, or you could simply put them in a folder that is only accessible by your logged in user. I don´t think there is any other way you can do it (besides from making them invisible), that are 100% family proof... :)

    Hope this adresses your question!
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Re: how to protect files/folders from being trashed?

    Have you tried this?

    Right click on the folder/files and go to Permissions. Select READ access only for everyone including yourself.

    arn
     
  4. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Re: Re: how to protect files/folders from being trashed?

    hmm... that doesn't work... I just delted a file I changed. Though you'd think it would... :)

    Here... actually click on Get Info and check off "Locked". That will prevent people from deleting it "accidentally" - though people can still unlock it if they really want to delete it.

    arn
     
  5. demonx macrumors regular

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    I wish there was a way in OSX to protect a folder form being opened, deleted, moved etc by having it tied into the accounst password.

    For example you would double click a "protected' folder and it would pop up asking you to enter your password.
     
  6. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

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    using the Get Info window is by far the easiest way of going about it... as i have found out.

    and demonx, is it possible to put an account password on a folder, but through OS X, no third party apps? that would be a good solution.
     

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