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lock a file on a USB key?


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hulud

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hello,

i am trying to figure out how to lock a file on a usb key so it can't be deleted. i have a usb key and have some documents on it... and i want to make it so the files are undeletable. i understand that if someone had the know how, they could format the usb key and that is fine... but i want to make it so that people can't Select -> Delete the files. does anyone know a good program to help me achieve this by chance? i've tried google and a few different shareware programs and none have done the trick so far... they seem to lock it but then i plug the key into another PC and can delete the files. i am not worried about cost, so it doesnt have to be a free program... just something effective and easy to use!

Thanks!!!
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what's the purpose? like why are you wanting the files to not be removed?
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i have photos from a trip on there and i want to send it to family to see them... but i dont want anyone to accidently delete anything - which i wouldnt put past them!
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put them on a cd? can't delete from a cd
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What if it' a rewritable CD. I was actually wondering this too because I have a bunch of programs on my flash drive that I use to fix my friends comps and I dont want someone to reformat it.
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What if it' a rewritable CD

to answer that part.....if it's a rewritable cd...then sure...but if you don't want someone to remove files...then why would you send them a rewritable cd?


I was actually wondering this too because I have a bunch of programs on my flash drive that I use to fix my friends comps and I dont want someone to reformat it.

well....if this is y our flash drive that YOU use...then THEY shouldn't be monkeying with it to delete stuff anyway....BUT...you could get a "secure" flash drive (like THIS ONE ) that has a fingerprint reader...which would keep anyone but you from opening the drive...and therefore keeping anyone but you from deleting anything on the drive...this obviously wouldn't work for sending someone some pictures...but it's alot cheaper to send a cd than to buy a bunch of flash drives

also...i'm of the school that says if i send you something...and you delete it...that's your fault not mine
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Another alternative would be to zip all of the pictures into a file and send it to someeone using rapidshare.com or megaupload.com. I have done this a few times and is fairly quick & easy so long as you know the max. file size that you're permitted to send.
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Sierra54 also had a great idea. I reccomend mediafire for uploading stuff though. It has been a lot more reliable and quicker for me than rapidshare and megaupload.


http://www.mediafire.com/
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:whistling: LOL to the fingerprint reader usb drive!!! And yes I really Laughed Loudly!!! (and got yelled at :blink: )
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