Ways make Folders and Files Undeletable in Windows 10

Accidentally
deleting files or folders is something we all have been through, and it is not
desirable. This can cause heavy losses to the users, be it in households or
office premises. A solution to avoid such adverse situations is making folders
and files undeletable. If you also want to save your data from getting
accidentally deleted, then you are on the right post. Read the blog and follow
the instructions to make the folders and files undeletable in Windows 10.

Ways to make Folders and Files
Undeletable

  1. Through the folder properties
  2. Use of command line
  3. Use of freeware Prevent

This
can be done by the relevant Command prompt or by changing permissions of folder
or file.

Permissions
given to each folder are mostly similar or same by default, but you may change
the permissions separately for each folder.

If
you wish to make the folders and files undeletable with folder properties, then
pursue the given instructions:

  1. Click on Properties after a right-click on folder or file.
  2. Choose the user active account in the Security
    option.
  3. Tap on Edit.
  4. Untick the box of Full control and Modify option
    below Allow. Users can also check the Deny for the Full Control option.
  5. Press OK to save settings.

Changing
the Folder properties is the better option to make the folder undeletable. If
you want more privacy and security for the folder, then you can try to make a
con folder using Command prompt. The drawback of the con folder created via
Command prompt will not browse. Users can move the files using move command.

If
the user wants to make using the Command line, then abide by the given steps:

  1. Locate Command prompt.
  2. Click on Run as administrator by right click on
    Command Prompt.
  3. Input the drive letter that you want to create a
    con folder using a colon.
  4. Input given command then press Enter:

md con

  • Then the con folder will be created.

How to Delete an Undeletable Folder

In
case you intend to delete the undeletable folder, then go through the
below-mentioned steps:

  1. Go to Command prompt.
  2. Open drive of an undeletable folder.
  3. Input the given command.
  4. Press Enter to act.

rd /s /q con

This
technique is for folders but not for files.

It
is free of charge software that can be used on Windows. If the users don’t want
anyone to move, delete, copying, or rename the files, then it can be helpful.

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