troubleshooting Question

Alternative for the missing 'Recycle Bin' on network drives

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Hello!

As you surely now, 'Recycle Bin' is not available on network drives; so files deleted from those drives will be immediately and permanently destroyed (not counting undelete tricks, of course).
We have a small network of 10 computers with a Windows 2000 Server acting as a file server and Windows XP clients. The clients all have a mapped drive, so that everyone can access the same files that are on the server. What I want is a protection of unintentional deleting of files on the network drive. Locally, Recycle Bin works just fine, however this is not available on the network.
My first idea was to deny the 'delete' right from the users for all folders, except for one (which can logically be called 'Recycle Bin'). In this situation the users can not delete files, only if they move them to that folder first. This would be adequate protection from unintentional deleting. The problem is, however, that moving files is not something to which i can assign specific rights, as it is only a copying followed by a delete. Hence, by doing this, users are also automatically denied moving their files, so my whole concept turned out to be bad.
The question is, what do you suggest to resolve the situation? I want a protection that makes deleting recovarable (without using backup, of course...) except if the user is very explicit on the delete (like the local recycle bin); so that the deletion takes more than an accidental pressing of del+enter.

Thank you in advance!
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