Protecting a file from deletion

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by John Miller, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. John Miller

    John Miller Guest

    I have a win98 and winXP machine networked (P2P), we are
    running an Access database with the data being stored on
    the Win98 machine. what I want to do is protect the access
    data file form being deleted. We need to be able to copy
    it for backup purposes and it needs to be able to be
    changed via the Database but I want to keep it from being
    deleted. Is this possible or do we need thirds party
    John Miller
    John Miller, Jul 9, 2003
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  2. John Miller

    dj.forest Guest

    Acess should have ability to set permissions Per User, and IEAK can do a lot
    toward locking down the XP machine on a Per User basis also. Don't know if
    thats enought though.

    dj.forest, Jul 9, 2003
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  3. John Miller

    newsreader Guest

    This is a popular problem amongst just about all my clients.
    I always recommend never work with the original file. Keep that original
    on a secure machine and in a secure directory.
    Every morning open it and 'save as' a working file name in the shared
    Now work on that all day.
    At the end of the day 'save as' the working file as the original in the
    original location.
    Of course you do regular backups to tape - from the original - but this
    way you do not have to keep checking the integrity of that backup with
    daily restores and of course its quicker to recover to yesterdays copy
    from the disk.
    If the original gets corrupted on the final save of the day you still
    have the working copy. It would be unusual for both to corrupt.
    It makes for a more relaxed working environment as well.
    You can delegate one person (or function - such as the office/shift
    manager) to do the initial and final saves. (You can also do saves to
    the original during the day if you have particular entries you want to


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    newsreader, Jul 10, 2003
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