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Prevent accidental deletion of file (permissions)

Q: Prevent accidental deletion of file (permissions)

I have a Laptop with Win 8.
Recently I deleted a folder in my thumb drive accidentally as that folder was "active" in the explorer, while I thought I was deleting something else on the desktop.
I am hoping I do not make the same mistake twice, so in addition to taking a backup of such folders on the thumb drive, I would also like to change its security settings, so that a casual "Shift+Delete" will give me an access denied warning - so that I can realize I am deleting the wrong thing.
I tried adding a Deny Delete permission to Everyone in the advanced security setting, but it does not seem to work. I tried this while enabling inheritance and also after disabling it - but it did not make a difference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hi once again and apologies if this has been covered, I looked in search and couldn't find the answer, sorry.

I have a large collection of photographs that I am currently indexing and backing up onto an external HDD. Is there a way to prevent sausage fingered people, well me really, from deleting folders by mistake? I haven't done it yet and don't really want to!

Many thanks.


A:Folders-Can I prevent accidental deletion?

The best thing you can do is make sure the Confirmation is turned on Recycle Bin Delete Confirmation - Turn On or Off


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I've had the same frustration with Thunderbird for years. When I'm reading a message and forget that I haven't hit "reply" and highlight some words to erase.... it erases the whole file.
I submitted a bugzilla several years ago and the expert said it was a trivial problem since no one is that dumb to make that mistake. The fact that no one else has submitted it makes me think it is something in Options I have set wrong. Can someone help?


A:Accidental File Deletion

I can't see that problem having anything to do with TB's settings - why would it?
A setting like that just wouldn't make any sense.

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A few days ago I got the Windows Vista Scanner thing whatever virus. It simulates a virus scanner "made" by Vista and "scans" your computer and comes up with this list of viruses. It then asks if you want to delete the virus and whatever, you guys should know the drill. It blocks off your internet until you buy into the scam and constantly pops up crap. I had it once before and was able to get rid of it quite easily with Malwarebytes. The problem arose the second time i got it. When I tried to run MB again, it popped up a bunch of runtime errors and won't work. I couldn't get on the internet to download a new copy and when I tried to import another copy from a different computer I got the same runtime errors. My current Anti-Virus, Webroot 2011 wouldn't pick up any problems so I had this virus stuck on my computer. Well just before I got the virus, Vista (The legitament Vista) popped up these notification boxes while I was browsing the internet asking if I would allow "installation.exe". Naturally I blocked it and seconds later another box opens asking if i want to install "yuc.exe". Again, I decline it and things run smoothly for a few minutes when the fake scanner closed my internet and started it's whole charade. After several frustrating attempts to rid the virus I remembered the pop ups that had appears minutes before the attack. I opened the task manager and started looking through the system tasks that were running. Sure enough, ... Read more

A:Accidental System File Deletion

Oh, and I'm using a Toshiba laptop if that helps any.

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short version:
accidentally deleted files from an SSD by missplacing mouse cursor > pressed esc and ctrl-z immedialtely after delete was pressed. > ctrl z did not work.
> deleted files did not show up in recycle bin
> lost files can be seen and recovered with recovery software but recovered files are garbage.
any ideas? ; )

bit more detailed version:
somehow i just managed to delete almost all files and folder from my desktop.

I highlighted all files and folders and wanted to check the size with a right click. i accidentally clicked delete instead of properties. the desktop was loaded and the files were even spread over dual monitors.... I realized what I have done and instantly hit the escape button and typed ctrl-z but everything was gone already (delete confirmation is turned off since 15 years)
so i thought... no problem, just restore the files from the recycle bin. I even had a current save of the desktop layout.

the Problem: only about 25% of the files that resided on the desktop were in the recycle bin. the rest was gone. I immediately scanned with recovery software and I guess the files are there (from what I have seen in a hurry) but they dont recover properly.
I tried 3 different programs. the all find the lost files and recover them... but when I try to open them it's just garbage.

I think the problem might be that my C drive is a SSD and that maybe the recovery works different on SSDs although the descrition of at leas one of... Read more

A:accidental file deletion with a twist

Do not know what software you used to recover, but Shadow should work
ShadowExplorer.com - About

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I deleted files from system32 by accident and now my laptop will not boot, my friend lent me a windows 7 ultimate disc so that I could restore the missing files, it did not work. So I downloaded, on another system, a windows 7 64bit recovery disc and it seemed to work but the system does not say the error has been fixed it just continues to say "setup is starting (or) loading services" but it never gets any further. I am at my wits end, please any help appreciated, step by step by step guides welcome, links, whatever you think will work, i'm open to suggestions. A.S.A.P thanks.
Also, I will try to answer as best I can any questions.

A:[SOLVED] Accidental File Deletion

Beats me how anyone can delete stuff by accident from the System32 folder, considering you should have no need to delete anything in there at all.

When you tried a 64-bit repair disc, I assume your Windows 7 is 64-bit, right?
(A 64-bit Windows repair disc won't repair 32-bit Windows because the system files are different).

Your laptop should have a hidden factory recovery partition which you should be able to invoke by pressing one of the 'F' keys as soon as the laptop is fired up. I can't say which specific key 'cos it varies according to make & model, but try F3.

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When I plug my WD Passport into my laptop and try to delete a folder I get an error saying I need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder.

I click continue but then I get "you require permission from administrator to make changes to this folder" and the only option is to try again or cancel.

I am an administrator and it doesn't matter which owner it is. Everyone has full control but I cannot delete this folder.

Any ideas?


A:File Permissions Will Not Allow Deletion

Try downloading the "TakeOwnership" registry key and once its installed use the right click take ownership menu on the folder see if that works

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I have only user account in Win7 (which is an Admin account, named "Admin") now when I go to one of my backup drives (in this case "D:\") and attempt to delete certain directories it gives me

"Folder Access Denied - You Require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this folder"

it should be noted that im trying to delete a previous Win7 installation on a drive which isn't my main drive. (nuking the directories one by one, as i have other backed up data on the drive i dont want to interfere with)

I attempted to alter the permission for TrustedInstaller, allowing full access, but i continue to get the error.

Suggestions please?

A:Permissions For File Deletion?

Have you tried 'Taking Ownership' first?

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I changed ownership of my C:\ in order to change permissions, be able to audit, and delete files which are locked. Usually system files are locked and I ignore those when prompted that they cannot be changed without admin approval (even providing admin approval doesn't allow their modification). I'm wondering what I have to do to be able to make decisions on my own system? Does anyone know a good step by step guide? My old Windows installation is taking up 17 gigs on my hard drive and I have a 230g hard drive. Needless to say space is precious with the size of downloads/installations being what they are (games that are 20g, Windows updates that are 3g..). Thanks in advance.

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Alright, I made a big mistake and downloaded a file that I didn't know where it came from in hopes it would speed up my Adobe Photoshop CS4 that I have installed. Now problems have arisen and the file is undeletable. It has made the cracked "faster" version of Photoshop is able to be used in the entire master suite. All of the other files have lost their registration and won't start, or will crash on startup.

The Program is Adobe Cybershop CS4 from CyberWarez, do not download at all costs.

Here's what's happening, in addition to the above ->

1) Right click on Cyber Warez in Program Files (X86)
2) Delete
3) Folder Access Denied, you need permission from Computer-name\Administrator to make changes to this folder. Mind you I am logged into the hidden Administrator account and attempting to delete.


1) Right Click -> Properties
2) Security Tab
3) And I see My admin account, my 2 user accounts and a few others
4) Trusted Installer which is okay, SYSTEM which is okay, and CREATOR OWNER which is baffling to me as I've never seen this before.

Creative owner has only special privelages
TrustedInstaller has List folder contents and Special permissions
and SYSTEM has everything but Special Permissions

I go into the advanced tab go to the owner tab and change owner to Administrator I also select replace owner on subcontainers and objects.

Apply. It says I've taken ownership. Hit okay, close, reopen and I have everything including special perm... Read more

A:Editing Special Permissions for file deletion.

Alright, new situation. Went through and deleted the files, from the bottom up and somehow that allowed me. However that did not uninstall that crap that I installed. Went to Control Panel and tried to uninstall except, the uninstall option did not show, as it did prior to deleting. It was uninstallable from the beginning. Any suggestions? Thanks, Appreciate your time.

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Hello TechGuys,
Happy New Year. I have accidently 'permanently' deleted my complete video library from a portable hard drive. I haven't used the drive since. Is there any way that I can restore these files? Your advice will be much appreciated.

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Hi...I have a yahoo email account and I accidentally sent my emails to the trash can and emptied it...I am gutted as they were special...anyone help??? please?? thanks xx

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I believe I accidentally deleted the program files folder in windows vista. How can I restore the folder and programs. It is no longer in the recycle bin.

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you can try recuva

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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While trying to delete some spyware off my computer I accidently deleted something and now the interenet doesn't work. There is a connection but somehow none of the internet applications work. I was using adaware and the add on LSP explorer. I deleted the Name space providers specifically the TCPIP and UDPIP.

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While playing I navigated to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop" and selected "MenuShowDelay" and instead of modify I Deleted. I've scanned by deleted files using both "Norton" and "Fix-It" Utilities and can not find the deleted item. At this stage I'm afraid to shut down the computer for fear it will not reboot properly.
I'm using Windows XP Pro. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Accidental Registry Deletion

Welcome to TSG

Go back to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop

click Edit | New | String Value
Right click it and click Rename
name it MenuShowDelay
Double Click MenuShowDelay and change the value to what you want it to be

(400 is default, 0 is too fast, set it to 100 for a happy medium)

Alternatively, Try a system restore to yesterday's date

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I accidentally deleted the Trash Can on my new laptop. How can I restore it?


A:Solved: Accidental deletion

Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize

Click on the Change Desktop Icons link in the upper left hand corner

In the Desktop Icons Settings window, check the Recycle Bin box and click OK

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okay so basically i deleted some stuff on my computer and uninstalled some stuff and then wished i hadnt. and i delted it all from my recycling bin. i just want to go back from before tonight when i deleted the stuff. so i did system restore and it did nothing that i noticed or that i needed it to do. is there anyway to go back and get the stuff back that i deleted and stuff? please help! thank youuu

A:Help asap- accidental deletion

Hello jessica_lyn,

Please download the following program: Recuva

Once downloaded and installed, you should be presented with a wizard.

Select next. It will then ask you to select the file types you wish to recover. Once selected, click next.

It will then ask you "Where were the files?" If the files were deleted from the recycle bin like you stated, select: "In The Recycle Bin." If you're not sure where the files were, select: "I'm not sure".

Click next. You will then be given the choice to "Enable Deep Scan."
As stated in Recuva:"Check this box if previous scans have failed to find your files. Note that this may take over an hour on a large drive."

Select start. Recuva will then begin scanning your computer for the deleted files, please be patient while it does.

Once it's finished you will be provided with the results.

Under "file name" put a check next to the files you wish to recover, and select "recover."

Note the circles below the files:

Red: Unrecoverable
Yellow: Very Poor State
Green: Excellent State

Note: If the files you wanted are not provided within the results even after you have done a deep scan. It is possible that they have been overwritten and are no longer recoverable.

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Hello all,
This isn't exactly as much of a problem as it is just a question. I have a small server that I store my important documents on so that I don't take up room on my computer. I work pretty fast on computers and sometimes, accidentally do things I didn't mean to do, like delete something.
My question: is there a way that I can mark these files so that if I would happen to accidentally click to delete one of them, that the computer won't let me or something that stops me from deleting them. Whether it's that I restrict deletion of these files or I get a pop up saying "hey, this file has been marked for prevention of accidental deletion, do you really want to delete this?" I know you get a message before you delete saying "do you really want to delete 'this file'?" But I just want something that will either completely block me from deleting them (which is most preferred) or somehow prevents me from deleting them.
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Block Accidental Deletion

If you accidentally delete files they go to the Recylce Bin so you can always recover them from there.You can also set permissions for any or all users (or Groups) to protect deletion of files. Set "Everyone" as "Deny" for "delete".File and Folder PermissionsDescription of File System Folder and File PermissionsHow to Change File Permissions on Windows 7And there are third party utilities.How to prevent deletion of files with Folder ProtectFree System Protect Stop Accidental File DeletionsOf course the best practice for safeguarding your data is backup, backup, backup.

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While I have been running W8 on my my laptop for a few months, I am at a point of wanting an OE Metro app back that I discarded during setup.

It was simple (and now I know wrong) to uninstall the icon from the desktop, rather then to unpin. Shoot me it was the excitement of the new OS

Well bottom line, it was IE. Now of course I can simple create one, but a created one doesn't offer the same variable's as the Metro app.

I would think this is a standard app for the Store but no... that would be to easy. So here I am, how can I get this back.... Can I get iy back

Thanks TW

A:Accidental deletion of a Metro app


I only have a local account so I can't access the store directly; however, I think if you go to your Start Page, click on the Store App, and then right-click on the actual Store Page (see image), then click on the "Your Apps", it should get you to the right place to identify your existing apps and show you the original apps that can be restored as well. No guarantees but it is worth a try; yes?

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I share my pc with a flatmate, we each have a passord although I am the main user. I switched on yesterday to find my password reset and all my files gone. Photos, uni notes, personal diary, everything i had saved. My flatmates info is still there. Could she have accidently done something to my part of the memory? Is there a way of getting my info back or is it gone forever, my recycle bin says it's empty, I am heartbroken, all my photos and uni papers.
Running Windows XP home edition.
Does anyone know about this password thing, will I be able to find my stuff?

A:Accidental Deletion Of Files

Sign on as administartor and explore the drive to see if there is a profile for you that isn't showing up when you sign on with your username.

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Acer Computer, Windows Vista. I am at work on a computer network and deleted two folders from a Public Drive accidentally. I cannot find them in my recycle or trash bin on my computer nor can I locate it on the Server's recycle/trash. Can't do a search, since I can't remember the folder's names. Where else can I search????

A:Accidental deletion of folers-name unknown

Hi, try installing and running Recuva on the machine where the local drive held the files you deleted accidentally. If that server has more than one hard drive, see if you can install it to a different drive so as to avoid overwriting parts of those old files.

Have it deep scan the drive, and then sort the results in the folder view to see if you can recognize them.

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I normally connect to a domain at my office. At home, I switch to a workgroup. While logged into my workgroup, I deleted an account called "account unknown" , which was very large, and as it turns out, was my work profile - gone now.

Does anyone know of a way to recover my profile?


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I deleted Windows when installing Ubuntu from my R5-471T-50UD model. But now I want it back. Since I don't have the Windows product key, is there any way to recover Windows OS? Thanks, 

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Please please can someone help me. I recently installed Office 97 onto my new pc (stupid I realise now, because I'm running on XP but am an amateur as you may gather). I did this because I wanted Exel but at the time was too dozy to realise that it would put the older versions of OE and Word on my pc also. SO I uninstalled it all but in doing so inadvertantly deleted bits of Outlook Express 6 that I need. Result is that OE no longer works as it should in conjunction with Internet Explorer, ie I can't email pictures via the icon that appears when I hover my mouse over them, can't open OE using the envelope icon on Internet Explorer and when I try to click on the email address on someone's website, it goes crazy and opens 50 blank windows! Most frustrating. Alas I no longer have access to the Office disc I used initially to reinstall the bits I need, so am wondering if there's somewhere I can get an OE6 download to replace my vital missing bits!

Would be so grateful if someone has any advice. Thanks a lot.

A:OE 6 accidental partial software deletion

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Any chance of recovery of the sent file folder which was accidentally deleted. Outlook 2007

Actually just the files in the sent folder, not the folder itself.

A:Accidental deletion of sent files Outlook 07

Yes three ways
The first and the best is to use backup and restore. It is a feature of Windows 7
The next way is to download and use recuva.
The last and most sure way of success is the use System Image, which is part of Seven.
That system image will change everything on your hard drive back to the way it was on the day you select to return to.
System Image Recovery
Unless your lost documents are extremely important, I would not use the system image method.

Recuva will work best if you use the computer as little as possible, until you attempt recuva.

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so here's the scoop, it's kind of strange. i was trying to upload photos onto facebook. when you click on the site to add photos, the website somehow opens up a window with your personal files in it, right? from which you choose the photos you want to upload. i was clicking through them quickly and accidentally made copies of several photos. in that same window i tried to delete the copies i had made and accidentally deleted an original photo. so, because i deleted it within the website, sort of, that photo (along with the extra copies) is not showing up in my recycle bin and therefore i can't restore it. i have no idea where it went. i tried downloading a program called 'restoration' and it did not find it. i'm currently trying a program called 'recuva' but have had no luck yet. i haven't tried getting them back from my memory card yet but i didn't know if there was a way it could still be somewhere on my computer, and if so, how should i go about finding it. thank you for your help.

it should also be noted that i downloaded these programs on the same drive as the deleted photo is supposedly on, which might be a problem of course.
so i was able to use 'recuva' to get the photo from my camera's memory card. however, i still don't understand why it disappeared into thin air in the first place. if anyone has any thoughts i'd like to hear them, thanks!

A:Solved: accidental photo deletion

memory cards are fickle things - sometimes they just behave in strange ways, which is why you should always transfer photos from a memory card to a couple of hard drives (one for backup) as soon as possible. Don't use a memory card for uploading to any website until after you've copied it's contents to a backup drive.

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Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!
Thanks so much for any help on this

A:Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

I've had success with this one: Free Partition Recovery Software, Deleted Partition Recovery, Hard Disk Recovery, Free Disk Partition Recovery, Active Partition Recovery Software, NTFS Partition Recovery, Recovery Partition, Drive Partition Recovery, Hard Drive Partition Recovery T

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So I was moving files to my external USB for saving space on this tablet ( Acer Iconia ), I accidentally selected the "Camera roll" folder and came to notice when I tried to make pictures with the camera app. Because I did Cut/Paste action.

Thank you for your time.

A:Camera roll folder not found after accidental deletion

so you copied it to the external usb ,why not just move it back,other drastic option would be to backup important stuff and reinstall android.

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recently my desktop has been infected with certain trojan i tried to remove but seems to have accidentally remove some system files so decided to back up my files on another physical hard disk (i got 2, 1 for os and programs another for music files and such)
the problem comes when i accidentally delete the partition for my backup drive
not sure what to do i went on to partition and format the inital os drive and installed xp
as of now the backup drive is not allocated but i haf not format or partition it yet
so is there anyway i can restore the drive?

A:Restoring Hard Disk Due To Accidental Deletion Of Partition

Hi desmondkiu and welcome to BleepingComputer.

If you deleted the partition then you information is gone. There may be some methods to recover this information, but I could be very expensive to do.

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Hi there, I have an Acer Aspire 5741 which has a number keypad. It also has a Num Lock key that I am constantly hitting by mistake and turning off my keypad (while going for the Del, Home, or Backspace keys, all of which are smaller than the NumLock key. Go figure). Is there a way to disable the NumLock key but not disable the keypad, or have the keypad permanently 'on' regardless of hitting the NumLock key? Cheers.

A:Disable NumLock key to prevent accidental turn off

Not 100% sure it will work in 7 but there is software you can install that will do it for you.

Set or Unset NUM LOCK in Windows Freeware

EDIT: Never mind. Decided to try it myself and it won't run. I'll play around with it a bit and look for more options as well.

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If I've created a user account through the control panel, how do I make it so that others are unable to delete them? My 5 year old son has recently been deleting my user accounts and I need a way to prevent this from happening anymore. Thanks.

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Does anyone know if you can put a password or something else on to prevent someone from deleting the history folder?

A:prevent history deletion

Hiya and Welcome

The only way off the top of my head that I can think off is by using an encryption program, like PGP.



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My home network includes a desktop PC (Windows 10), laptop (Windows 10), and my iPhone 6. I use Thunderbird on both the desktop and laptop, and both are set to leave email on the servers for all my email accounts, which are POP. When I view email first on the desktop or laptop and erase it there, email still appears on my iPhone. When an email arrives and I view it first on my iPhone, if I erase it from the iPhone, it doesn't appear on the laptop or the desktop PC. What setting am I missing on the iPhone so that the iPhone doesn't remove emails from their servers?

A:Prevent deletion of email from servers


What setting am I missing on the iPhone so that the iPhone doesn't remove emails from their servers?

I guess it might help to know what the email client is on the iPhone (I presume it's Apple's version of a mail client, as I do not think there is a Thunderbird version for iOS)?

Having said that, it seems like this a question about settings on the iPhone, rather than anything directly or indirectly related to Windows 10 or to Thunderbird?
So, we'll probably need to wait for someone here at Tenforums.com who happens to have an iPhone.
Until then, have you tried posting at a more general or Mac-specific computer forum, for what might be a quicker response?



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Is there any way to completely block someone from deleting a created folder in Outlook Express 6? The are two such folders inside of the local INBOX folder. Mail Rules sort new incoming messages into one of the two folders

I suspect that someone may be accidentally deleting the entire folder when they think they are only deleting a single message within the folder. There is a pop-up screen that asks for confirmation for the folder deletion but I would rather make it darn near impossible to delete the folders.

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Using folder redirection, I have setup a test mandatory user profile on a virtual active directory. One problem I have come across, is the fact that users can delete their own mandatory folders (Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc). Is it at all possible to prevent this in any way?

Server: Windows Server 2008
Client: Windows 7 Ultimate

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I'm using Vista ultimate. I've set my sharing so that everyone in my lan network can access my shared folders without passwords. But I found out that they can delete my shared files!. How can I set permissions so that people can only copy my files into their computers, without being able to edit or delete my files?

In windows XP, there is a choice to prevent others from editing or deleting shared files. I can't find such choice in vista.
(I don't want to use the public folder. I prefer to share my files from their places without having to move them to a public folder).

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:how to prevent deletion of shared files

I got it, there is a right-side arrow where we can select either: reader, contributor or co-owner. Sweet.

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Yep, you read that right: I want to prevent my teen from clearing Firefox's History. Anyone know of a way to do this?

The laptop in question is running XP Professional (SP3) and is part of a Small Business Server domain that I administer. Switching to IE and controlling via Group Policy is not an option; IE is more trouble than it's worth.

Thanks in advance!

A:Prevent deletion of Firefox History?


I am not sure that there is a definitive way to prevent someone from blocking access to the history. I do have a couple of ideas for you though. I don't know if you have tried this but you said that you have a SBS running as home. Have you tried to look at the logs to see if you can see anything that looks questionable.

Another option is to look at the logs of your router. This may be a daunting task but it will get it done for you.

A third option is to set up a proxy. Having a SBS I am sure that you can set up a proxy to allow and deny certain sites or place from being accessed. As a linux guy myself I have some experience with this from a program called Squid. But that is a linux proxy and I don't think that it would work on Windows. I have digressed. I would start with those options and see where that takes you.

If you need some help with any of this just let me know and I can see what I can do for you.


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Hey everyone,

I wanted to know if anyone can tell me how I can prevent users from deleting the browsing history or accessing it all together. Even if it required password access to deleting history, that would be fine as long as only I can have access to deletion.

Reason is because I have users who are denying they visit porn sites yet mysteriously I have porn pop ups on my pc even after I had them removed several times.

I think they are deleting History so I can't see if they visit or not.

Thanks in advance,


A:Prevent Deletion of Internet Explorer IE Browser History

I really dont know of anything that will help but try searching for parental permission programs for IE that should fix your problem, like i said im not sure

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Hello! I would like to know the way that i can prevent any user from deleting the browsing history on this computer which uses Google Chrome. I would prefer that it wouldnt tell them that it is preventing them from deleting it. Maybe something like if they click delete it will say it is deleted but I can access it with a password or something similar. If that is not possible than please teach me how to prevent them from deleting it. Thank you!

A:Can I prevent the deletion of browser history on Google Chrome

I'm sorry, but we cannot assist in these sorts of matters. I'm guessing by your username that you are trying to catch someone in some act, and we do not condone that at TSG. As a result, I'm going to have to close this.

thanks for understanding, and welcome to TSG.


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I'm in the habit of deleting everything that goes into my downloads folder within my user folder because having a bunch of installers sitting there is pointless.

Recently, however, whenever I attempt to delete any of these installers within my downloads folder, it tells me that "I need to permission to perform this action." These files can't be in use by anything and as administrator I don't see why it suddenly will not allow me to delete this things after I've been doing it for months.

If I restart the computer, it WILL let me delete these things. But never before that.

Any suggestions to fix this?


A:Problem: Sudden Deletion Permissions

It may mean that the files are in use. Try using Unlocker or end proccess to see if the files are in use.
Try Enabling the hidden admin account in vista

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Dear sir,

I have implemented GPO  of deletion of browsing data on exit in ACtive directory. after implemented this Group policy, user form data is also deleted. I want to keep the form data of user. One more point, after implementing this policy, old user form
data is not deleted but for new users of domain, it does not give option to save username and password option.

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In the folders security settings, I check the deny modify box, but it makes all the below boxes checked too. I just want to be able to read from the folder & its sub files but not have them deleted too.

Please help

A:Setting Permissions to prevent files from being deleted

on security tab select "ADVANCED" then go to "authorizations"...then click on "Change Authorizations" then select the user which yoy want to deny deletion of your folder and click on "Modify". Then make "delete" and "Delete folders" Deny. Then click on "ok"

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I manage the computer labs of a small college. Three months ago, I created a group policy to prevent our students from removing printers from the lab computers. It worked great up until a week ago when we received complaints that the printers were being
removed from the labs again. Our testing confirmed that even though the policy is still applied, it doesn't work. Only our Windows 7 computers are having problems. We tried our Windows 10 computers and they are working fine. I know there was bug in the past
that caused this setting not to work. Is anyone else aware of this problem and is there a patch coming?

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Dear Tech Guys,

I recently unintentionally moved my dbx files out of Outlook Express to a folder on my desktop while trying to back them up.

I can see them and read them with various web programs, but I can't seem to undo what I done did.

I can't figure out how to undo the process so that OE is back to normal. Can you stear me in the right direction or to the right forum?

yours truly, jamsum

A:accidental dbx file move

jamsum said:

Dear Tech Guys,

I recently unintentionally moved my dbx files out of Outlook Express to a folder on my desktop while trying to back them up.

I can see them and read them with various web programs, but I can't seem to undo what I done did.

I can't figure out how to undo the process so that OE is back to normal. Can you stear me in the right direction or to the right forum?

yours truly, jamsumClick to expand...

follow this path , C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{12345678-1234-ABCD-EFGH-1234567890AB}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

[username] = each user will should have their set of .dbx files.
{12345678-1234-ABCD-EFGH-1234567890AB} = represents a unique alphanumeric it will vary to each account

when you click on Outlook Express you should see many .dbx files in there . If not go to your desktop and open the folder and copy all .dbx in there and paste them in Outlook Express.

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Hi, i accidentally associated hosts.org with notepad permanently, and I would like to know how to "unassociate" it. before, it wasnt associated with anything.

i am using win2k sp3.

A:Accidental File Association

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I recently looked at my D drive, to find out that every file and folder in the D drive has a S-1-5-21.... account under the security tab. However the D drive itself does not. When I do to delete it, it tells me I cannot because it is inheriting permissions from its parent. But The D drive itself (The parent) doesn't have that user. So first, can you explain this.
So, I go and stop it from inheriting permission, and then delete it.. The issue is that this is quite time consuming. I basically want to remove this user on every file and folder on the drive at once. Now how do I do that?
I would be perfectly happy removing all the file permissions for all the files (Yes, I know that leaves them unaccessable) and then just adding them, as adding them to the D drive itself will cause all the child objects to inherit them, yes?

A:File permissions, an S-1-5-21 account, and inherited permissions

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