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And how users can defeat this
Authored by: SOX on Oct 13, '04 11:01:49AM

Build a better mousetrap and someone builds a better mouse....

If you leave the user's Desktop folder writable they can overwrite the .ds_store even if they cannot alter it. that is they can simply delete the old one. If you leave the User's Home directory writeable they can delete the desktop folder.



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And how users can defeat this
Authored by: BMarsh on Oct 15, '04 01:05:37PM

that is one of the steps, make the users Desktop Folder read only.

as for the user folder itself being writable... yes that could be an issue, changing it's permissions so it is read only shouldn't affect anything, since all of the needed folders are in place, this should protect things like Library from being moved.

While I don't think you were intending it, you just gave me more idea's to protect from a few problems I've seen on users computers.

There will always be ways around these things, but if you don't do anything, then it is far to easy to have things messed up.

Something else I failed to mention I believe, was having to change the "Downloads" folder from the Desktop, to another folder on the desktop. Safari to my surprise actually did this automatically (it changed to a folder named "Downloads" (except in french) without me changing anything)
I had to do it manually for IE



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