2 Ways to Create a Read-only Partition in Windows 10 for Beginners

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2 Ways to Create a Read-only Partition in Windows 10 for Beginners

Data on each computer is personal data that only users should be able to access. Although other users can access it, at least he must get permission from the owner of the data.

Now, easily connected to the network, everyone has a greater opportunity and easier to manage other people's data. Therefore, every computer user should be able to protect their personal data in order to avoid intruders or other users who are not responsible.
It is undeniable that the theft of data on computers has occurred so many parties have been harmed. The Windows operating system, which is more widely used, even though it has good user-friendliness, is still inferior in its security system. Therefore, data on computers with Windows OS becomes an easy target for criminals.

One way to solve this problem is to create a read-only partition on your computer. The function of read-only is so that other users can only read the file without being able to make changes to the file. In this article, we will discuss how to create a read-only partition in Windows 10.

2 Ways to Create a Read-only Partition in Windows 10

The Windows OS itself has attributes that can be used to manage each file based on its function to the user. One of the attributes that will be discussed in this article is read-only which provides a read-only function on files.
In other words, read-only functions applied to the data will make the data uneditable by others. Here are 2 ways to create a read-only partition in Windows 10. Let's follow the steps below:

Method 1: Via Windows Explorer

  1. Open Windows Explorer >> then select This PC or My Computer >> then right click on the drive and select Properties.
  2. Next, please select the Security tab >> then select Advanced.
  3. Then please select the user who is given read-only access rights >> then select Edit.
  4. After that please remove all check marks except Read >> then click OK.
  5. When finished, please click OK.

Method 2: Via Diskpart

  1. Open diskpart by pressing Windows key + R on the keyboard >> then type diskpart >> then click OK.
  2. After diskpart opens, please type the following command: list volume >> then press Enter.
  3. Then a list of partitions will appear on your computer.
  4. Next, please select which partition or volume you want to give read-only attributes, type the following command: select volume (?) >> then press Enter. For example in this article I select drive E, which is volume 3 to: select volume 3
  5. After the partition has been selected, please type the following command to create read-only attributes on the partition or drive: attributes volume set readonly >> then press Enter. If successful it will appear Volume attributes set successfully.
  6. Then, if you want to restore or remove the read-only attributes that were added previously, then type the following command: attributes volume clear readonly >> then press Enter.

That's an article about how to create a read-only partition in Windows 10. Now, by creating a read-only partition, the partition is only given the right to read files. So the user cannot make changes to the file. Management of files, folders or even partitions on a computer is an important point that every computer user should understand.

The reason is that well-organized data will make other users who are not entitled to access it unable to manage the data or make changes to the data. Hopefully this article useful for you. Keep visiting Erzedka.com for interesting and up-to-date information.

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