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Re: How to use ProtectIt?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:51 pm
by chileverde
Hi Viktor,

Yes, the folder name matters. If you search for "ProtectIt" in the User Manual, you'll find this on p. 21 of the current version (giving information about various installation options):

ProtectIt: Installs a driver to protect the contents of the TeraByte_TBI_Backups
folders from being modified by other Windows applications. Protection only
applies to running Windows installations and not other Windows installations
without the driver installed.

I take this to mean that it only works for folders named "TeraByte_TBI_Backups".

I don't know if it works if you change an existing folder's name to TeraByte_TBI_Backups. I created a new folder, and as I described, I moved old backups into the new folder, and they were protected.

You can check if protection works by trying to move a file out of the TeraByte_TBI_Backups folder. First I get a message that says I must be an administrator. I click on something, I think Continue, and the next message refers to Administrators (plural). I then click on whatever it is, can't remember, perhaps Try Again or Continue, and I keep getting the same message. In other words, I am unable to move the file out of the TeraByte_TBI_Backups, which tells me protection is working.

I have no idea about file systems. I've just started using it myself. This is about all I know about it.

Re: How to use ProtectIt?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:51 pm
by chileverde
I have been using IFW with ProtectIt since my posts above almost 3 years ago. As far as I know, it has been working fine.

But now I need to change the name of one of my backup files. Is there any way to do that? If not, please consider this a feature request.

Re: How to use ProtectIt?

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:16 pm
by Brian K

You can disable ProtectIt (from an Admin Command Prompt)...

net stop protectit

Do your edits and re-enable with...

net start protectit

Re: How to use ProtectIt?

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:30 am
by chileverde
Thanks so much, Brian.

Made the changes I needed to. Can't believe the solution was so easy!