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    Advanced file permissions - Deny Delete not working

    Hi all
    I'm trying to mark a file as 'undelete-able', even by me, the owner.
    I go into Properties, Security tab, Choose me as the user name, then click 'Advanced'.
    I'm the owner of the file on the 'Owner' tab.

    On the 'Permissions' tab I choose me, then Edit...
    Next to Delete I tick 'Deny'.
    When I click 'Apply' I get a warning message box "You are setting a deny permissions entry. Deny entries take precedence over allow entries...." - Good! I click Yes

    A new line appears in the permissions list - Deny - Me - Delete

    This all looks like what I want.
    I click OK and OK.


    I then try to delete the file and it lets me.

    What am I missing? What don't I understand about permissions?

    Thanks for any insight.

    Peter

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    Peter,

    I just tried this out on my XP machine and it worked. Please see the screen shots below. Please note that you have to get down 3 menus to properly set the permissions. Also note that when you attempt to delete it will give you the warning and when you say to Delete it anyway that is when you get the message in the second graphic.
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    Hmmm. Thanks.
    Mine's pretty similar, but the default 'ticked' and 'greyed' boxes are different.
    I suspect it's something that the Administrator of the network must have set.
    I'll contact them to see if I can sort it out.
    Peter

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