delete permissions

April 11, 2011 at 04:15:19
Specs: Windows XP Pro
I'm on a network with all machines running XP pro.

On my machine I've shared a folder that I have a couple excel files (office 2010) that I want everyone to be able to open & modify, but not be allowed to delete.

special permissions for myself i have full control, and 'everyone' has everything except 'take control' & 'delete' checked. If I use deny then i can't delete either.

under shared permissions, for myself i have full control, and 'everyone' read & write checked.

So the problem is, users can delete files still. If on the permissions for the shared folder I uncheck 'delete files & folder' that fixes the problem, they can not delete and I still can, BUT then no one is able to save the changes they've made to the excel file even thogh they have rights to modify & write.

ive tried various combinations of permissions but can't achive the ability to let them save the files, but not delete them

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April 11, 2011 at 06:43:20
You would be better off to create group for these folks instead of modifying permissions to the group "everyone", you are also a member of the this group because everyone is in the group "everyone". Make a group for them, apply permissions to the group, you will not be affected as you will not put yourself in this group, allowing you different permissions, using everyone as a group is a bad idea.

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April 11, 2011 at 06:46:58
For example, As an administrator you allow a group to access a file, but then you "deny" the "everyone" account. Everyone is denied, even you, not only do you belong to your own group (administrators etc), BUT you are also a member of "everyone" and as such you will also be denied.......hope that helps. Deny always overrides allow.

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April 12, 2011 at 11:03:59
I need to use 'everyone' because there is too many people that will be accessing this periodically, 200+

I have a good understanding on how permissions work. What I don't get is...why wont office 2010 save the file if the permission to 'delete' is denied, but everything else, including 'modfy' is allowed.

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