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Win 2k8 R2 - Net Share - Folder Read Only - File Modify - problem save file

Basic Info:
On our Windows 2008 R2 fileserver with DFS shares.
For the Share 'S' the user has full rights.
There is a folder 'X' on the share 'S', where GroupA has ReadOnly Rights, while the file 'Z.xls' in that folder 'X' had Modify Rights for the same User (which is member of GroupA).
There are several subfolders to folder 'X' as well other files besides 'Z.xls' directly in the folder 'X'. Whereby the other files in folder 'X' share the same rights as folder 'X' alhtough the subfolders have their inheritance turned off and different rights then folder 'X'

When the user opens 'Z.xls' it doesn't appear as [Read-Only] but normal as any other file without restriction.

'Saving as' in the folder 'X' can't be done as it shouldn't be since the folder is set to ReadOnly.



Problem:
The file 'Z.xls' I open normaly without the [Read-Only] notification in the topmost bar and I still can't save it with the save button.

Here the error which appeared as I clicked the save button:

(Black box is the path to the file)
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Sadly because of links to and fro the file I can't move the file from folder 'X' to any other folder, which would correct the problem since the folder would have the correct rights then configured.

Furthermore, if I change the folder 'X' the rights for the GroupA the user is in to Modify the user then can save without trouble. Nevertheless, I would have to inverse all other file rights for the user to ReadOnly rights and every new file I'd to repeat that which I don't want to.

I had this happen already several times when I needed to modify a file in a read-only folder, even though the file itself has modify rights.

I need a solution for when the folder is read only and the file in the read only folder has granted modify rights (or something similar).
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