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Is there anyway of stopping someone from deleting items from the computer without creating a new profile. I want to know if there is wanyway even if they manage to get it to the recycle bin if there is a way to restricit them from emptying the recycle bin? If anyone knows how to do this it would be great if you could PM me or just email me at
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I will respond here rather than Email or a PM in an attempt to spread wisdom to those who might have a similar question. :winkgrin:

While it is easier to just create a seperate account, there is a registry modification that can be done, but since Im not using Windows right now Im not sure what it is off the top of my head..when I get back to my other system I will let you know the modification code to use.
 

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Thanks "The Techlsln" I appriciate your help. Look forward to hearing how to corrt this problem. Thanks again.
 

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you,

I have gotten the reg. key entry's together.. there's only one problem, these keys will prohibit you from deleting items from the desktop as well..if this isn't what your looking to do I would recommend just creating a different profile, if you concerned about how the desktop is currently set up..about not wanting to set up the new profile you could clone your current one to the new account but with the restrictions. Let me know what you decide and Ill help you out.
 

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Thanks for the help Techlsln, when you say desk top items are you talking about just not being able to delete icons that are created, because if that is the side effect of restricting deleting out of the rycle bin that is fine. If you have figured out how to do this wirte me back. You can send it to my email address at [email protected]
look forward to hearing from you soon.
 

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HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer, add or change the value named NoViewContextMenu, change its current data of (none) to 1

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Delete Registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}


These keys together will remove the recycling bin from the desktop and prevent right click deleting from the desktop.

These keys will affect only the desktop display, users would still be able to delete files in Ms-dos Mode, Explorer, etc. this would in no way stop someone serious about wiping out some files, but would stop the casual point and click user.
 

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So this will actually remove the recycle bin, so what happens when someone deletes a file from another folder does it just delete right off the hard disk? Basically what I want to do is let them delete to the recycle bin but not be able to empty it......
 

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It will not delete it off the drive it will still be in the bin it will simply not be viewable or empty-able.
 

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Got to reiterate this is not the most secure method to prevent files from being deleted. A dos del command completely gets around the recycling bin. But it does accomplish what you want...I still recommend different user profiles....but its your choice. :D
 

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Thanks again, I will have to think about it.... So when I create 2 profiles if they password the second profile I will still be able to access that profile since I have the administrative rights, is that correct?
 

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yep, your the "Super User" therefor god of the system. :)


Plus you wont have to worry about the "users" messing up the system files because Windows protects them from changes from the "little people" :)
 

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thats the best...I will have to do that for sure maybe then. Thanks for all the tips you have been a great help!!!!!
 

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No problem, let us know how it goes...and tell your friends all the great minds ... (and me) are at Tech Support Forums. :winkgrin:
 

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I have another possible solution for you and I know this will work with older version and maybe the newer versions I have not tested them. But on win nt 4.0 there is a program call poledit.exe This would allow you to edit certian policys for the user such as not allow certian users or groups to delete anything from the pc. ect.

**WARNING** It is very easy thoguht to lock the computer up so tight that you can not do anything and have to reformat the drive. So please use caution when using this.
 

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Thanks I will check that out as well. You guys are the best, remind me that I owe you guys one.......
 

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Thats an idea, However it would rely on the fact that he would need to log onto an NT domain with his XP computer. If someone logged into the computer using the XP computers local domain account there would be no policy enforcement.

I was under the impression that it was a standalone XP system. Guess I could have asked. :( D-oh
 
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