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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Is there a way to protect shortcut on desktop ?

    Hi,

    I need to know is there any way to protect a shortcut on desktop ?

    Bcz someone is deleting (I dont know by mistake or intentionally) shortcut of database shortcut. I thinking about its protection from deletion only unless you have to supply a password or code something like that.

    Any idea..?

    With kind regards,
    Ashfaque

  2. #2
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    Hello

    Try to use mandatory profiles.


    Humberto

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    If you right click on the shortcut, select Properties and make it Read Only your users will be warned that it is Read Only and asked if they really want to delete it. To be honest, however, I cannot image anyone deleting a shortcut "accidentally" and suspect that someone is being malicious.
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything foolproof...is that fools are so darn ingenious!

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  4. #4
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    Use All Users Profile

    If you add the shortcut to the all users profile in documents and settings and set the permissions to read only they will be unable to delete it.

    This is assuming your on xp

  5. #5
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    Thanks for replies.

    It won't worked.

    But I got another software program that would protect your shortcuts perfectly. And if anyone need to delete even bymistake, it would prompt password.

    Regards,
    Ashfaque
    Last edited by Ashfaque; 12-14-05 at 05:35.

  6. #6
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    Assuming you're running on NTFS, and the users accessing the shortcut have no Admin privilege in Windows.

    1. Right-Click on the Shortcut
    2. Click Properties
    3. Click on the Security tab
    4. Edit permissions according to which user accessing the shortcut and do not allow them permission(s) to delete

  7. #7
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    Another way to protect your shortcut:

    1. Create a folder in your C: drive
    2. Create the shortcut in the folder
    3. Go to your taskbar
    4. Right click, then select Toolbars, then New Toolbar
    5. From the dialog box, select the folder you create in step 1.

    Your toolbar should show up on your taskbar instead of your desktop and it will at least protect it from accidental deletion.

    HTH,

    ESM

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by esm
    Another way to protect your shortcut:

    1. Create a folder in your C: drive
    2. Create the shortcut in the folder
    3. Go to your taskbar
    4. Right click, then select Toolbars, then New Toolbar
    5. From the dialog box, select the folder you create in step 1.

    Your toolbar should show up on your taskbar instead of your desktop and it will at least protect it from accidental deletion.

    HTH,

    ESM
    That's still not good way to protect it, especially if the user is deliberately deleting the shortcut(s).

    I advice that you edit permissions on each file/shorcut you do not want to be deleted, give only read/run/edit permissions to the file(s) and take out the delete permission, you can do this per user if you're running on NTFS. Keep in mind that if the user accessing the file has administrator's privilege on the system, then he can bypass security and recreate or override the permissions.

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