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timed data safety

In software and hardware prevent changes to old files that have not been written to in a long time
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To prevent damage to important system files and important data files prevent overwriting files that have only been read but not written to in a long time.

This way you can use an external disk or a disk on key, and be sure that that older stuff is write protected from viruses ruining your data. You can still get "infected" but your old data will be preserved.

pashute, Jan 11 2022

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       1. You could use a proper operating system not some mickey-mouse jobby. I'm sure [8th] could of filled us in on this.   

       2. What happens if you actively want to edit an old data file? for example, I have a spreadsheet <yay! Spreadsheets!> which I add another column to every 5 or 10 years.   

       3. But I also have another spreadsheet <wow!> I made an hour and a half ago which I want preserved untouched forever. So age is not the only determinant.   

       4. So there should be some kind of permissions system, perhaps a dialogue box that pops up:   

       ------------------------------
Are you sure you want to
overwrite this file which is
*23 years 11 months 23 days
9 hours 35 minutes and
16 seconds* old?
[Yes] [no]
------------------------------
  

       Which introduces our old friend User Error.
pocmloc, Jan 11 2022
  

       Of course you should be able to manually edit the file, but not without some intervention of yours.
pashute, Jan 11 2022
  

       Of course you should be able to manually edit the file, but not without some intervention of yours.
pashute, Jan 11 2022
  

       For instances of data duplication, as an example.
RayfordSteele, Jan 11 2022
  

       For instances of data duplication, as an example.
RayfordSteele, Jan 11 2022
  

       I can't see the use meself. System files should be protected by default naturally, while any files software creates should be cordoned off, like James Corden at a pie eating contest.
4and20, Jan 11 2022
  
      
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