I have two sites running 2003, and both encounter the same problem whereby users can sometime delete folders/files without even knowing, then come 'Where have they gone ?'.
I left all folders with 'Modify' as users using apps that required temp file creation such as Word/Excel etc.', so that they don't leave a copy of tmp file each time they open a doc, with 40+ users, this can create a nightmare .
So locking down modify or delete may seem the perfect solution on paper, but in real life, it just create more headaches.
Is there a more efficient and practical method to this problem ? I really just want to have a small group who can do all, and everyone else can just read/write/create as expected in almost every office.