How to make a file really read only

vbimport

#1

Is there any absolute way to make a file read only? I have set the file attributes to read and it is still being written over. There should be some way.

TIA


#2

Sort of.

ABSOLUTELY? No.

But you can take away any permissions except for read from everyone, including yourself. :slight_smile:


#3

I presume you’re talking about a Windows system?


#4

Windows XP.


#5

Yes, in Windows XP just go to permissions for the file, and take away all privileges from everyone - INCLUDING YOURSELF - except for read.


#6

uh to make sure you can change permissions as listed above open any windows folder. then go to TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS

Then choose VIEW > then uncheck “use simple file sharing”

Then you can right click any file and see the permissions tab and enable or de -able each option.


#7

[QUOTE=timjordan;2307910]uh to make sure you can change permissions as listed above open any windows folder. then go to TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS

Then choose VIEW > then uncheck “use simple file sharing”

Then you can right click any file and see the permissions tab and enable or de -able each option.[/QUOTE]

To: timjordan

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