What I am trying to accomplish is this: My cd's (mp3's) are on an external hard drive that hooks to my laptop. I am looking for a way to protect the files from being moved, copied or deleted. Of course I want to have access to all the folders, but not anyone else.
I have looked into password protection programs to hide the folders, but then the user (kids etc.) can not see the files (the media player can not see the files). If I remember correctly, I could put them in the "shared" folder so other users can use them (read only type) but the problem there is that the files (80% of them) are on a usb external hard drive.
Is there a way to protect these files, on internal and external drives, but be able to have the media player read them?
OS: winxp, sp2
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