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Restricting user permissions in folders

If you have a question about managing the permissions of a folder in your domain, this advice from Jonathan Hassell tells you how to set those permissions and prevent users from deleting that folder.

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I have a domain on which there is a shared folder. In this folder is a subfolder in which I want to restrict user permissions. Specifically, I want to deny them permission to delete files. I only want them to be able to read, write and edit.

Is there a way to do this that will not allow users to delete files or subfolders but will still allow them to rename folders and subfolders under that object?

Sure, you'll just need to restrict permission inheritance on the folders and subfolders of the object. Set up the permissions on the folder in question the way you want them and then right-click on the folder. From there, on the Security tab, click the Advanced button, and then uncheck the box labeled "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent."


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This was first published in March 2007

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