Files getting moved - HELP

By gruple ·
My company has had a problem the last couple of weeks with someone moving entire folders that results in them ending up in some other folder on our network. They have also been moved to another "drive". So far, I have been able to find them and put them back. This is a very bad thing for several reasons. One of the main ones is that these files have links to other files and when they get moved the links are no longer valid. I don't think this is a disgruntled employee.

I have talked with our IT department and they can't figure it out either.

My question is: Is there any way to lock down folders so that they cannot be moved?

Thanks for your help.

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by TechExec2 In reply to Files getting moved - HEL ...

1. What server operating system are you running?

2. What permissions do your users need beyond READ access to the files?

Assuming you're running Windows Server...

You could limit your users to not being able to delete the folder(s). You could also limit individual files from not being deleted. You do this by changing the permissions on the folders and files.

If your users do not need to update (write) on the files, you could simply make them read-only and solve the problem (again, change permissions).

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by jdmercha In reply to Files getting moved - HEL ...

Once the files have been moved, can you leave them there for a day or two?

Then sort the files by date. Look at the files with the latest dates. If they are MS Office files you can tell who saved them last. Then that's probably the person who moved them.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Files getting moved - HEL ...

the folder and/or file permissions need to be changed. You may be able to set 'advanced' permissions to block delete/move as well, if they need full permissions to the file/folders.

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