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Limiting a users ability to modify directory structure

I have several directory structures and I want users to be able to edit files in those directory structures but I do not want them adding files or changing the directory structure. Can this be done with NTFS Permissions?
* NTFSWindows OSWindows NetworkingWindows Server 2008

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Thomas Heikkila

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bryant Schaper

Yes, give them read only then on the folder you will have to give them special permissions create files/write data  or read/write to the subfolder.  But the read on the subfolder does mean they can delete, move or rename it.
Thomas Heikkila

Let me be a bit more specific.

The NTFS permissions for all users on D:\Production is List Folder\Read Data so they can read the folder structure but cannot add files or folders under D:\Production.

At the second level there is D:\Production\WWData. Users can do anything under WWData. I want to block them being able to add folders here. What permission do I take away from them? The users need to create files because they are using Access database files in this folder which creates temporary files.
Bryant Schaper

I ma pretty sure NTFS doesn't have a permission to prevent creation of folders but allow creation of files
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