can you lock a file on a external hard drive

October 7, 2013 at 14:58:42
Specs: Windows 8
I have a file of pictures on my external hard drive that I want to protect from being erased , is there a way to lock a file from being erased but still can use it with the lock in place

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October 7, 2013 at 21:30:19
A better idea would be to copy it to more than one drive. Making it read only doesn't stop you from losing it if the drive goes bad.

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October 8, 2013 at 05:23:12
Hi ndimich,

You can try changing the permissions for a particular file or folder and that would deny a user to delete the file from the drive. Deny yourself the permission to modify or delete the file.

For more information, refer to the link given below:

NOTE: Even after changing the permissions the external hard drive can be formatted and all the files along with the file for which you changed the permission can get removed.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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