[QUOTE=midders;2158477]If you right-click on a file in windows explorer and then select Properties… is there a Security tab visible? If there is then you can set permissions for files and folders on a per-user basis. To prevent accidental deletion, just Deny write privileges to all the users in the list and then if you ever need to delete the file reverse the process.
If the Security tab is not visible, then google should help you enable it. I don’t quite remember how I did it off the top of my head, but I think it might have been something to do with turning off simple file sharing in explorer, Tools->Folder Options… View, Advanced Settings.
i went there and there was no security tab , so i did what u said and enabled it , now i can see the tab .
i had to uncheck simple file sharing check box . does this compromise my system at all in any way . I am the only one who users this computer as it is mine .
in the list that appears under the security tab , there are about 5 items in it . Is it possible to have a [B]delete check box[/B] there as that does not appear in that list .
and by checking [B]deny all [/B]as you mentioned does that only apply to the file or folder i did it on ?