The case of the FFS

On August 17, 2005, in Needed Patches/Tweaks, by

I have a problem coming up in my office… I can see it now…. we’re not quite ready to be storing Excel and Word documents in a SQL database… okay… let’s correctly put that sentence in the proper context shall we?  “I’M” not ready to be storing Excel and Word documents in a SQL database.  But yet I can see that the way we are yanking files around now just probably not a good long term solution at all.


For one we have traditionally fought the FFS.. fatal finger syndrome where accidentally dragging and dropping  a file or a folder will be dropped under another one.


People will blame viruses… harddrives…etc. but it’s FFS.


Nigel pointed to a possible solution….. I just may have to try that on certain computers at the office…


Disable the Drag and drop or copy and paste files option in the Internet and local intranet zone. To do this, follow these steps:




















a. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Security tab.
b. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings box, click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
c. In the Settings box, locate the Drag and drop or copy and paste files option under Miscellaneous. Make a note of your current setting.
d. Under Drag and drop or copy and paste files, click Disable, and then click OK.
e. Click Yes, and then click OK two times.
f. Repeat these steps for the local intranet zone by clicking Local intranet instead of Internet in step 2b.

 

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