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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MrsKitty, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Got Windows2000 on the computers at work. Before anybody asks, I did not set them up, but you boot automatically and log in to a shared administrative account. Today I went to make changes to a file to learn that it had been deleted. Is there a way I can password protect a certain folder so that this won't happen again even tho it is a "shared" login?
     
  2. MrsKitty

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    And another question: where can I get a log that shows the time the file was deleted? I know there has to be one somewhere?
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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    Depends if the files have been overwritten or not.If you can run new programs (allowed by admin) one of these programs may help you.I recommend trying in this order and see which if any work for you.

    1 - http://majorgeeks.com/Undelete_Plus_d5301.html


    2 - http://majorgeeks.com/Ultimate_Data_Recovery_d5336.html

    3 - http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_UnErase_d5284.html


    4 - http://majorgeeks.com/FreeUndelete_d4407.html

    If these don't work then there is a small chance a more complicated program might do it.Try these first.Hopefully the first one will do it.
     
  4. Glock Bob

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    You can protect it by creating your own account and setting the permissions for that account only. However, as all the other users share the same account, and thus are administrators, they can just change your password and then get into the file/folder. You may be better served with a jump drive.
     
  5. Cassius

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    Anything you "do", they can "undo" since they are administrators. They can "take ownership" of the file and reset the permissions with the administrator account, change the passwords of any subaccounts you make and then access through those accounts, all kinds of things.

    It's a question of how determined they are and how determined you are, though. You could keep copies of the file in multiple places, and write scripts that restore the file from various hidden backups in the event of deletion. Then you could place these scripts in various autostart places, like the Startup folder, the registry, WIN.ini or SYSTEM.ini, scheduled tasks, a separate service you install like XYNT, etc etc.

    Or you could just keep your important stuff on a computer you control or on a usb drive or something?
     
  6. Cassius

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    Actually, if you really wanted to "show initiative", you could set up a separate user account, and change the control panel settings so the computer log into THAT account on startup instead of the administrator account. Then you would be the only one with control.

    Of course the problem with "showing initiative" is that the response you get for your efforts is slightly unpredictable.
     
  7. MrsKitty

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    We have decided the best course of action is to take a laptop with us so that nobody else can access our files. It will also allow us to privately access email via dialup outside of the network.

    End of problem.

    Thanks for the suggestions :wavey: