January 3rd, 2014, 07:38 AM
Locking Directory in Windows OSes for Modification
I need to lock a Directory in Windows OSes,(Win 7,Win8 & Recent Server Editions), such that the lock will prevent any Modifications/Rename/Delete for the files recursively inside that directory.
I have a written a Client that download files from my File Server, with resume capability. For ex, consider the following Directory tree,
When my Client starts downloading files from the server one by one, lets say the User Renames the Directory 'SUB_DIR_LEV_1_001' to 'SUB_DIR_LEV_1_001_RENAMED', when only 5K Files are downloaded, then SUB_DIR_LEV_1_001 contains 5k Files and 'SUB_DIR_LEV_1_001_RENAMED' contains 5K Files. Thing is user don't know that Client hasn't downloaded all files for the directory ''SUB_DIR_LEV_1_001'. So i want to lock the entire directory 'PAR_DIR_0', so that no files/folder under it can be modified by the user, except by my Client Process until download completes. Another thing to note , My Client is running under 'Same User' whom i want to prevent changing the Directory contents.
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