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I have a Windows 7 computer that has several users. I have a parent folder that is shared with the users. I want certain users to be able to create files/folders within this parent folder. However, I do not want them to be able to delete those files/folders. Is this possible? Also, when they create a new folder, they need to be able to rename it.

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The owner of a directory can also delete it. When creating a new directory, the creator by defaul becomes the owner of that directory. – user111228 Jan 12 '12 at 23:07

Under the Securtity tab, you need to add the group Creator Owner. This group statically assigns permissions to who ever the first owner of the object is.


Note the Drop Folder which is similar to your scenario.

Drop folder. A folder where users can drop confidential reports or homework assignments that only the group manager or instructor can read.

Basically, those who create the objects need different permissions from others.

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