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Access Denied
If you really want to hide files from the Administrators on a system the correct way to go about it is NOT to remove 'Domain Admin' access to the directory.

That just flashes up an error when we do automated filesystem sweeps (like viruscheckers, and disk usage charging).

So your photos of Faliraki are now common knowledge amongst the people in IT. And we're laughing.

The correct way to go about it is to rename your photo album to something bland, ideally as a .zip file.

Because I guarantee that automatic filesystem scans will just pass them by. And us Admin bods really don't know intimately every file on 4Tb of disk. Well, except for the really amusing photos.
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the_wood_gnome From: the_wood_gnome Date: May 19th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I do believe you are allowed an evil laugh at this point.

possibly even required to give one.
eithnepdb From: eithnepdb Date: May 19th, 2004 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I once took a look at the web logs of the engineers at the company before last that I worked for.

During lunch.

www.buttmaster.com being accessed daily made me take a closer look and identify the person going there.

I could never look at him again without giggling.

How do you do it?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: May 20th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh the one I had was a photo album. There was a guy, at a party, wearing a saxaphone.
And that's it.

He was one of our engineers.

For the next few days, IT en-mass avoided his department :)
jambon_gris From: jambon_gris Date: May 20th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
so the obvious one of burying the files at the bottom of some obsucure and deep directory path never occurd to the guy? Or do you hunt for images (i.e. porn collections) periodically?
sobrique From: sobrique Date: May 20th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
We don't go pr0n hunting.
In fact, we don't give a shite what's on our disks, cos at the end of the day, the department pays for it - so a 1Gb pr0n collection is worth 200quid a year for us to turn a blind eye to.

When disk space gets short though, we start doing searches for 'usual' culprits fscking huge .bmp files, mp3s, avis that kind of thing.
And usually just delete'em
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sobrique From: sobrique Date: May 20th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
It's usually more than sufficiently obvious when that's the case.
After all it's what we have a backup server for.
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