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How to assign NTFS permissions for a .Xls file not to moved/delete or rename the file

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Hi

We use window  2003 file server and XP client

I have a user who has a .Xls file on the network share and he wants the staff to access  enter data  and save.

But do not want the staff to move/delete or rename the file.

How do i configure permissions

Any sugessions much appreciated.

Thanks
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To suit your need, you should give the following permissions.

Full control -
Modify -
Read & Execute - Yes
Read - Yes
Write - Yes

This way, any user will not be able to move, delete, rename the file but will be able to open, modify and save.
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Utterly impossible with NTFS, sorry (it would be useless anyway, because if users are allowed to change the contents of a file, they can delete all contents and then save the empty file - the difference to deleting the file is only marginal).
When Excel saves a modified document, it first writes a temporary file; if the temporary file has been saved successfully, it then deletes(!) the original file, and finally renames the temporary file to the original name.
In other words: in order for users to edit an Excel document, they need to be able to delete these files as well.
Description of the way that Excel saves files
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814068
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