How to grant Move file permission but not deleting permission ?

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Hi People,

I'd like to know what is the best way to grant user file READ+WRITE+MOVE from one directory to another but NO DELETE ?

I wonder what is needed in terms of the Security permission ?

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hirenvmajithiyaManager (System Administration)

Commented:
You can give detailed permission by going to "Advanced" functions in security tab of that folder.

Have a look at this: http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs-permissions.htm

Hiren

Commented:
right clik on file/folder->properties->security->advanced->change permissions->select group or user what you want then click edit->here you are delete->check deny on delete.
Is that what you intended?

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I have unchecked the DELETE permission to prevent deletion but the problem is that the file cannot be moved ?
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If you are moving a file, the original file is copied to the new location, then deleted from the original location. So I dont think it will be possible to allow moving of files without allowing delete.

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Commented:
I think yes you are right, MOVE permission is not possible in NTFS.
Leon FesterSenior Solutions Architect
Commented:
Yip, Martin81 is correct.

How is your user's moving files?
You could look at giving them a tool like Robocopy which can be configured with logging so that you have a history of what files were moved.

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