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Lock Folders for Max

December 28, 2012 | 11:06 pm

Hi to all.

I have an application made in Max that reads a folder that contains various audio files. I am trying to lock that folder so that users don’t have access to it. I am interested to do this in Windows and MacOS systems. So far, I have tried to use various locking software but with no results. Of course there are applications that lock the folders or hide them from the screen, however the problem is that Max can’t find them, so these apps can’t be used.

Does anyone have tried to lock the folders with their files but still be visible to Max? I am very interested to hear your suggestions.

Many thanks,

S.


December 29, 2012 | 5:58 am

Should be possible to do with ACLs on both OSes.

On Windows – create your folder in a location accessible to standard Users (Users > Public > Documents would do). As a member of the Administrator group, take ownership of this folder and adjust access permissions for users. You can deny write, modify etc while granting read, execute, folder traversal.

This is sorta, kinda what you want – but on re-reading your post it seems you want to hide the folder (or at least the contents) from the users as well as stop them from messing about in there? Some combination of read-only + execute while denying folder traversal might achieve this. That is, users may be able to see the folder, but would be blocked from opening or browsing it (while Max, running in a standard user context could read and execute the contents).

I’m not expert in these matters though, so can’t really prescribe an OOB solution.


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