File Screening Function on Windows 7 or 8



  • @shybrsky said:

    i have pc that used by some my friend to save our grup project, few month ago .. i just know, that disk is full. im curious what make it full. after check .. many of movies and mp3 stored there ... i need to denied that specified file .. just some xtension of file.

    I wonder if your PC was hacked and being used as a storage location on the internet, possibly for illegal downloads?



  • @shybrsky said:

    i have pc that used by some my friend to save our grup project, few month ago .. i just know, that disk is full. im curious what make it full. after check .. many of movies and mp3 stored there ... i need to denied that specified file .. just some xtension of file.

    You could just make a script to delete that stuff. Why are your friends putting movies onto your desktop? Why did you need to share your desktop instead of using a file server? I'm still not understanding the goal or purpose. I know what you did and what you wish that you could do but I need to understand the actually goal to know how we can attempt to solve it.



  • I had a client purchase software that could do this about 12 years ago. His goal was to prevent wasted storage use.

    Many people we saving pictures and music to their user drives so they could have rotating wallpapers, listen to music without using a CD, etc.

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.

    Hopefully it was more than 12 years ago. At 12 years ago, the ability to filter this stuff was built into Windows Server 2003. It's only when trying to use a desktop as a file server that this is an issue because that functionality is not included there.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Back then the My Documents contained everything (music/photos, etc) and those were be redirected to the network. They choose to purchase this software to prevent the undesirable files from being saved to the server, which in turn would remind the user that they had to save them locally to a non standard folder.

    Hopefully it was more than 12 years ago. At 12 years ago, the ability to filter this stuff was built into Windows Server 2003. It's only when trying to use a desktop as a file server that this is an issue because that functionality is not included there.

    I recall looking into the windows offerings - and it was either not good enough or non existent for the version they were using. Being so long ago... I don't recall which.



  • Spending money replicating 2003 features to 2000 would be a good justification for looking at updating 🙂



  • You can do this on Linux with a script, should work well. Windows could be scripted too. Would have to decide if you care about extensions, file types (how does Windows do that?) or whatever.



  • @Dashrender yes..this is what i mean .... what name of software ??



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    You can do this on Linux with a script, should work well. Windows could be scripted too. Would have to decide if you care about extensions, file types (how does Windows do that?) or whatever.

    No clue - but I know that the software they purchased didn't look at extensions exclusively - it actually examined the content to make sure people weren't cheating by changing the extension.



  • @shybrsky said:

    @Dashrender yes..this is what i mean .... what name of software ??

    Sorry, as I mentioned it was one time 12+ years ago. I do recall it was expensive though - like $1500-2000 per server.



  • mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??



  • @shybrsky said:

    mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??

    I do not know the name of the software - I have forgotten it.



  • @shybrsky said:

    mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??

    Go to the post you want to respond to and click the "quote" button.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @shybrsky said:

    mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??

    I do not know the name of the software - I have forgotten it.

    Probably out of business since it hasn't been needed for 12 years!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @shybrsky said:

    mm..how to put last comment to our reply ??

    Go to the post you want to respond to and click the "quote" button.

    thanks..