SERIOUS HELP NEEDED: How To Store Files So They Can't Altered?

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  1.    03 Nov 2016 #31

    CountMike said: View Post
    Read Only flag could be just as easily turned off.
    Ah, I see!

    Is it possible to "lock" a folder to being "Read only" like by using a password?
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  2.    25 Feb 2017 #32

    I'm still trying to find answers for this problem so I'd really appreciate it if anyone could post an idea.

    Thank you!
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       25 Feb 2017 #33


    What’s wrong with the Read Only flag? In what way does this solution not satisfy your goal?
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  4.    25 Feb 2017 #34

    NiceAndShy said: View Post
    I'm still trying to find answers for this problem so I'd really appreciate it if anyone could post an idea.
    It sounds like a ridiculous question - how to store files so nobody can tamper with them - but let me state the obvious:

    • No technical countermeasures will protect you against a malicious user.
      • The user could modify or delete your files. They could format your hard drive etc.
      • If somebody has access to your system then it's not your system anymore.

    • You need physical protection if the threat of modification / deletion is your primary concern.
      • Lock your laptop / storage media in a safe.
      • Make multiple copies.

    • If it's a shared computer or you can't lock your system away then you're screwed.
      • Best workaround is to upload your files to the cloud - only you should have the password.
      • Consider a separate Windows login. A determined user may still get around this.
      • Use encryption software to keep the file secret. It won't stop somebody deleting the file.

    Sorry, there's nothing else you can realistically do.
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  5.    20 Mar 2017 #35

    Your reply is very informative so I really appreciate it!

    Clearly I need to do some more thinking about this problem.
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