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Shared folder Copy Protection RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    Is there a way to allow network user to map a shared folder content, has the ability to run a program from the shared drive (admin account is required to create  shortcut of the exe program on the desktop. The user will only run the shortcut program) , has the ability to write to the folder from the application(only) but DO NOT have the ability to copy the folder. Also do not have the ability to view the content of the folder without an elevated admin permission? Your help will be highly appreciated. Thanks

    Friday, May 15, 2020 1:47 PM

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  • Hi,
    Unfortunately, I'm afraid the requirement you mentioned is not possible by design. 
    If user have read/write permission, they can copy it. To forbid the users to copy the folder, you need to make sure they can't read it. 
    So actually you cannot restrict user from copying your folder if they could read/edit.

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    Phoebe Wu


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    Monday, May 18, 2020 6:35 AM
  • Hi,
    Just want to confirm the current situations. Was your issue resolved?
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    Best regards, 
    Phoebe Wu

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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:38 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we proposed it as ‘Answered’. If the information provided is helpful, please mark it as answered.
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    Friday, May 22, 2020 1:41 AM