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Making partition read-only??

by linuxgroups / January 23, 2008 10:39 PM PST

hi there,
can we make any partition as read only?? or can we set some attribute for partition to make it as read only (as some data are important) without 3rd party s/w??

Thanks in advance

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NTFS permissions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 5:41 AM PST

Since no 3rd party software, go native. I decline to duplicate web pages on this area but you can mark all files and directories as RO to all users.


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marking as just read only dosen't help i need more security
by linuxgroups / January 24, 2008 4:38 PM PST
In reply to: NTFS permissions.

thanks 4 replyin

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Why isn't RO enough?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 10:28 PM PST

Remember we did same to the DIRECTORY so the files can't be deleted, can't create new files, etc. It appears to meet your spec.


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Ro option works great on linux but not with win
by linuxgroups / January 25, 2008 2:17 AM PST
In reply to: Why isn't RO enough?

in windows if u mark some folder as read only,it allows to delete the content of the folder by other user.
i am having a partition containing my important docs and files,i ve already marked that folder as read only but it allows to delete some date or addin files to it.thats y m searchin option to makr whole partition as read only so others cant add or delete files.

i heard it can be done by modifyin some registry value but i dnt know exactly which one.

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"in windows if u mark some folder as read only,it allows to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2008 2:20 AM PST

"in windows if u mark some folder as read only,it allows to delete the content of the folder by other user."

Sorry then the folder is not marked proper. Read,289498,sid45_gci1116512,00.html?NextURL=http%3A// and other topics on NTFS.

Remember we are working with NO THIRD PARTY TOOLS so we have a strict limit on the solution. If you were able to delete the file then the NTFS permissions were not set proper.

-> It is NOT a registry setting.


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(NT) thanks bob
by linuxgroups / January 25, 2008 2:45 AM PST
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