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Trying to eliminate directories being accidentally moved into others......

My problem relates to users being able to move directories into others accidentally.  Because of the drag and drop feature in xp, users often accidentally drag a  directory into another when trying to open one. We are running Windows Storage Server 2003, and we have a mapped share that contains directories for all of our projects (hundreds), we've removed users permissions to write to the root of the share, but they need write access to the project directories.  I played with permissions once and got it so the original location didnt delete, but the copy happened first so still was a problem.

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You could set the permissions on each users folder to remove write access for everyone but the owner. Stopping others dropping into the folder.

Just and idea
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Each folder is for a project, not user, all users need write access within the project folders, just not the root of the share.
Ahh I see. Then unfortunatly im pretty sure you cant  disable drag & drop.

I had the exact same problem myself. In the end I had to make my own file browser.

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Wow, dont think we want to spend that much time on it.  It's reletively easy to clean up, as long as its done on a regular basis.  
Thanks for the input.
Kevin
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Limiting who can move foldes should reduce how often that happens.
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But doesnt the copy still occur?  That was the best we came up with, and still have to find the copy and delete it. If you're saying the copy doesnt take place, I must have done something different.
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Thanks Steve.  Thats what I thought, it just seems like it <should> be possible.  If a line of code could be added to the drag and drop move process that would delete anything copied if the delete wasnt permitted.............   ;-)
If only :D would have saved myself alot of hassle aswell when I encountered this haha :D