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Subject: Re: Flash renamer

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 22:58:47 +0200

*****@***** wrote:

> > Help!!!, Pleeease.
> >
> > I have downloaded Flash Renamer file couple days ago & love it. My question
> > is:
> > IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE PASSWORD PROTECTION ADDED TO FILES IN ORDER TO PREVENT
> > ATTRIBUTE CHANGES?
> > I share my PC with 3 other temp secretaries, and they have no respect for
> > file attribute changes. They keep changing archived file copies and by the
> > time I see it, it is too late. Ken you suggest how can I prevent READ ONLY
> > file attribute changes by unauthorized user?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Pleeeease let me know.
> >
> > Marie T

If I understand the question right this has nothing to do with my program. I will
try to help you anyway. The problem is that the Fat32 filesystem does not allow
security features such as password protection. It is up the individual programs
to respect the "read only" attribute. Some programs does not care about it (Flash
Reamer is one of them, since it supposes you know what you are doing...).

What you could do is to set the hidden attribute on the important files, and make
sure Explorer is set *not* to show hidden files. This would work if the other
ones are not good at computers. One other solution is to zip the important files
into a password protected archive using WinZip. The third solution is to get a
program that encrypts the files on your harddrive, but this can be both expensive
and tricky.

I hope I have helped you at least a little bit!

Regards

Dan // RL Vision


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