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I see that this is not currently possible. Could it be made possible?

I.e. to either have a 'master delete' password or to have a comprehensive 'undelete' function should a user on the family computer accidentally hit the delete button on an important Ubuntu One folder.

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closed as off topic by desgua, jrg Feb 27 '12 at 22:55

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If you are saying it is not currently possible and you want to make a suggestion, you should put your ideas here: brainstorm.ubuntu.com to be appreciated. –  desgua Sep 2 '11 at 1:31

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I don't understand why people share computers like that. It's much easier when everyone has their own accounts, and not everyone can do anything they feel like. Specially now that Ubuntu learns from the users actions, it becomes much more useful to have different users.

Each member of the family should have their own Ubuntu One account and then share folders with the others. Then you can simply leave the box to allow users to change files unchecked. A shared environment like you seem to have, is very difficult to administrate and there is absolutely no reason to do it.

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Thanks for your answer. I have several staff using the same account to save work related files that need to be moved between folders and changed by the users but I do not want them to be able to completely delete them or delete whole folders? –  user24261 Sep 4 '11 at 8:47
    
Yes, you can do that easily with filesystem permissions. I think you should ask a new question like that. "How can I use filesystem permissions to share files between users on a computer" or something. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 5 '11 at 1:31

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