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I am searching for a way to set permissions on folder and the contents.

The rule is as such that the only the superuser can delete contents of the folder. Users can add, view, modify, but not delete the files in the directory.

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Which OS do you use? – Michael K Aug 22 '12 at 9:57
Are you concerned about users deleting files but not, for example, opening them up and deleting all of the contents? – dsolimano Sep 19 '12 at 13:04

Use the icacls command:

icacls "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\folder" /grant "Domain Users":f /t /q

This command will grant read/write permissions to all domain users in folder and all files and subfolders in it.


:r  Read Access
:f  Full access
/t  Traverse all subfolders to match files/directories.
/q  Quiet - supress success messages.
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MAC OS X 10 Lion – VidyaEvolution Sep 19 '12 at 11:28
Thank you for the solution. This will work with windows only. I am currently using Mac OS X Lion. – VidyaEvolution Sep 19 '12 at 12:45

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