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    Puts you off asking questions though - I don't really want to be made fun of because I don't know as much as some of you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Puts you off asking questions though - I don't really want to be made fun of because I don't know as much as some of you do
    I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say it wasn't meant to be directed at you. Sorry if it felt like it.

    IMHO I would rather labelled "stupid" by the person who calls himself an "expert". Makes it more fun when your cleaning up his mess

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    We hide all c: drives from students, so they can't, this is via Group Policies. If for whatever reason you can't set this up, there must be a way of changing the local machine registry the same way.

    I've got the same problem, because until recently we didn't have enough space free on the staff fileserver to store all their docs, so I'm going to have to introduce a system of moving all docs to this new server and keeping them their, (I've only recently taken on responsibility for the staff network).

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    Quote Originally Posted by torry_loon View Post
    Redirect 'My Documents' to the Recycle Bin.
    That made me laugh,

    Its like users who store all of their important emails in their deleted items folder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    redirecting my documents doesn't stop them saving things to the root of C:\ either....
    If the user is not an Administrator, they should not be able to write to the root of C:\.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small_Pig_Dancing View Post
    What's the quickest/easiest way to stop them and make them only save their output to the network share?

    I wanted to hit them with a large plank of wood but they wouldn't let me.
    You could change the permissions on the folder to be read only.

    I make it clear to the staff that their Windows profiles are not backed-up and they should be using the network shares provided which are backed-up. If they choose to save important files in their profile and the files are deleted, they are responsible for losing those files.

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