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    Setting permissions

    I want to set permissions in a file directory for all folders/subfolders to have every permission EXCEPT delete. I've tried all manner of combinations and the one that looked as though it would work was no modifying - but then I couldn't rename a "New folder"

    Also - what other settings should be selected. I looked at Windows "Help" and it had some info but it didn't seem to make much difference whichever one I chose.

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    Re: Setting permissions

    Very difficult to impliment. I believe you would have immense problems running some Office application data files from there - Word, for example, creates temporary files and then needs to delete them.
    Can you give any more details of what (and why) you are trying to achieve disabling Delete?

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    Re: Setting permissions

    I'm sorry - this is a shared directory on the network. We only store docs there - there are 8 of us. It has happened that at least 3 of us have accidentally deleted a folder or subfolders and then our IT dept has to recover them from backup.

    We were thinking that if we couldn't delete it would ensure no one made that mistake. We would then just move the folders we wanted to delete into a folder labeled DELETED ITEMS which we could purge at the end of each collaborative project.

    All of our software resides on individual computers - not on the network.

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    Re: Setting permissions

    As Leif pointed out, Word will create a temporary file wherever the original resides - so provided you move the final doc to the shared location after editing locally, you should be OK. You may still encounter some odd problems, but at least it's a workaround.

    As far as permissions go, denial takes precedence over allow in Windows 2000 and forward on NTFS volumes, so denying the Everyone user group the ability to delete and leaving all other permissions unchanged should accomplish what you want.
    -Mark

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    Re: Setting permissions

    THANKS! Will proceed as instructed.

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