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By trininh ·
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I would like to ask do you know how to make C Drive become "read only" and can't be written on C drive. You read noly? thank you

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by TxTopgun In reply to window?

Realistically you can't and have it boot with Windows. If nothing else, the Windows swap file would freeze the system when it tried to write something to it. Also the boot log file, or any other log file would become a sticking point. You can however protect certain parts of C: drive from being written to by novices. A person with a little expertise can get around virtually anything you can put in place to restict partial access. Put me at the keyboard and I will find anything you have on the C drive and change it in any way I want. The only way to lock me from your C drive would be to lock me at the BIOS level. Once it boots, you are fair game.

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by BigCheif In reply to window?

To answer the question the way you are asking is to use the dos command attrib.
You can use this on files or directories.
Attrib +r filename/dir-name to make read only. Attrib -r filename/dirname to remove the read only. Attrib *.* shows the way all files are set. You could go through amd make all files and dir read only but as the first answer says this will disable your whole system. Also some files are already set to read only and have to be left that way for your system to run so you needto know which ones they are in a directory befor you change all the files *.* to read only so that if the program will nolonger run and you have to remove the readonly attrabute those files will have to be left readonly. This is the command to use but be careful. There are some programs out there that will protect your system and not allow people to make system changes which might be what you are looking for. Also there is a program called goback by wildfile that will let you go back a time and restore your computer to that time before you had problems or recover a file that was completly removed even from recycle ben. Good program for people always making changes to their computer or having problems with other people loosing things.

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by awdfg In reply to window?

Answer #1 is partly right.You can't write protect a drive just like that.Even if you locked it from BIOS,there are programs which clear the BIOS settings.All BIOS's have a Master Password which can used to gain access to your computer.There are manyutilities which can write protect your disk,but this protection is effective only when you boot into Windows.Your disk can be accessed in DOS.There may be some utilities which work in DOS,but they have to loaded through AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS.You can bypass these two files during startup.

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