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Secure a File from Copying

By fanchant ·
I have a file I need to share with a contractor. I would like him to only be able to VIEW this file - not copy or save as. I have to send him the file on disk or CD. Is there any way to do this - or alternately, to tell if he saved or copied the file from the disks?

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by fofa In reply to Secure a File from Copyin ...

There is no 100% solution to do this, as you are giving them the file. However there are some third party tools that can help.

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by fanchant In reply to Secure a File from Copyin ...

Can you please provide some links or program names - thanks

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by tjc In reply to Secure a File from Copyin ...

You can not stop some one from coping a file once it is outside of your network/hands. You could write a program that woudl use a specially formatted version of your file so that they have to use your program to view the file, and then have your program have a time limit or number of times run type option, but that would not really stop them from coping the whole thing and have some one else use it. If you would have them isntall the program to there hard drive before using the program then youcan make them call you for a code that will allow them to access the files imbedded in your program. Else have them only be able to come to your location and view the files contents only.

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by fanchant In reply to Secure a File from Copyin ...

This is what others have also told me - doesn't seem to be other answers. Thanks!

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