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Author Topic: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?  (Read 5054 times)

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Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« on: December 15, 2009, 06:22:38 PM »
I am messing with windows media center on W7 and like it, actually want to use it on my 46 inch tv, but my only issue is the "Delete" option which appears after viewing a file. I want to know if anyone knows of a way to delete this completely from the interface so that my daughter can watch files without fear of deleting them? Thoughts?

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 06:42:20 PM »
sounds like a stoopid UI decision by the devs. take a look at this thread, it might help..

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 07:02:27 PM »
Yeah, that is the same one I came across :( It says to set permissions, etc but it still does not work as I would intend.

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 09:58:22 AM »
Yeah, that is the same one I came across :( It says to set permissions, etc but it still does not work as I would intend.

Why not the simple approach of setting the Read-Only attribute on the file(s)? Surely that would work.

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 11:28:25 AM »
One would think that but again, read the forums, that does not happen. I have tried the read-only attribute setting but the files still miraculously disappear.

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 02:12:58 PM »
On this note, does anyone know of a media center replacement that supports various file formats and is configurable?

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 03:45:48 AM »
I use XBMC.

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 05:08:13 AM »
i use XBMC too but there is an interesting fork of the project known as Boxee. check out this lifehacker thread.

http://lifehacker.co...l-boxee-media-center

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Re: Windows media center - Disable delete file option?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 05:10:41 AM »
i use XBMC too but there is an interesting fork of the project known as Boxee. check out this lifehacker thread.

Yep, it's on my ToDo list of things to try when I have some spare time.