1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Prevent "save to desktop" in "Save as" box


    Hi,

    How do I prevent staff from saving files to desktop?
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    You could remove the appropriate write permission... which is more general an effect than you want..
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks Dalchina,
    However I need something more targeted.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
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    You could make the folder read only.

    More targeted? That particular programs would be excluded from writing to it?
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5
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    Thanks Dalchina,
    By targeted, I mean only affect "save as" dialogue boxes, without preventing adding shortcuts to desktop.
    I tried changing the "Desktop" folder to read only, but it didn't work (C:\Users\....\Desktop) - not sure why.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6
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    I can set mine as read only; I'm running as admin. Sorry, I've no idea how you could do that.
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