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Posted on 2007-03-26
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On my file server, I want my users to be able to create, and rename files/folders but NOT delete. I have messed around with the security permissions but can't seem to get the combination to work the way I want. Does anyone know if their is a utility out there or another way to get this to work?

I need users to be able to rename files/folders
create files/folders

CANNOT delete files/folders

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by:KCTS
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Use the Special Permissions and do not grant the delete permission
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by:Kenneniah
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In the Security tab for the folder, hit the Advanced button.
On the Permissions tab for Advanced Security Settings, you can select or add groups/users and hit Edit.
From there you can customize completely, including just removing the delete permission.
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Ok here is the effective permissions I have on this folder

Treaverse Folder/Execute File
List Folder/ Read Data
Read Attributes
Read Extended Attributes
Create Files / Write Data
Create Folders / Append Data
Write Attributes
Write Extended Attributes
Read Permissions
Change Permissions

I still cannot rename files. Any ideas?
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by:Kenneniah
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Unfortunately for some reason Rename is part of the Delete permission :(
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That is just not right lol..

Do you know or can you think of a tool out there that will accomplish this?
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Not that I am aware of.
I'm guessing the reason for this, is that technically a delete and a rename are the same kind of operation. Either the user has access to edit the MFT record for the file or they don't. A delete in actuality is pretty close to a rename in the MFT mechanics.
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