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How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete?

Submitted by Vidhu on Apr 25 2013 Views: 4513 | Subscribe

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete? How to Share a folder Create, Read, Write Permissions But Not Delete ?

OS: Windows Vista/7/8  | FileSystem:NTFS

Create a folder (for eg: C:TestShare)

Right Click and select properties

Select "Security" tab and click "Advanced"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Change Permissions.." button located below "Advanced Security Settings for TestShare" dialogue box.

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Add" button

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Advanced" button in "Select User and Group" window

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Find Now", now all users and groups in your pc will be listed on the "Search Result" box.

Select the user/group who you want to give the permission (here it is "testuser"), press "OK"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Again Press "OK"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Now "Permission Entry for TestShare" properties window will prompt.

Select permissions as shown in the below list.

  • List folder / read data : Allow
  • Read attributes :Allow
  • Create files / write data :Allow
  • Create folders / append data :Allow
  • Delete Subfolders and files : Deny  <-------
  • Delete : Deny <-------
  • Read permission: Allow
  • Change Permission: Deny <-----

Press "OK" .

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

On the "Advanced Security Settings" window, Press "OK".

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Press "OK" again.

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

On the "TestShare properties" window, Press "OK".

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Now the "Testuser" have permission to create, modify and read, but he cannot delete the files inside this folder(C:TestShare).

How to Share a folder Create, Read, Write Permissions But Not Delete ?

Right click the folder ("C:TestShare") , go to "Sharing" tab and click "Advanced Sharing"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Tick "Share this folder" and press "Permissions"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Press "Add" button in "Permissions for TestShare"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Advanced" button in "Select User and Group" window
How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Click "Find Now", now all users and groups in your pc will be listed on the "Search Result" box.
Select the user/group who you want to give the permission (here it is "testuser"), press "OK"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Press "OK"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Select "testuser" and tick "Change" and "Read" -Allow permissions in the list as shown in the image below, do not tick  "Full Control"

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Press "OK".

How to Allow User To Modify Files But Not Delete

Done , now access your shared folder from another system and try to create, edit, and delete files.


Tags: NTFS, Deny Delete,Windows Share with no delete
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