If I set any restrictions for "everyone", it applies to me too.
This is correct. Deny permissions always override allow permissions, regardless of the user or group to which they apply. The only way you could employ deny permissions to prevent "everyone but you" from deleting items from your folder would be to create a security group that every user account on the domain is a member of except you. Unless you have a very small domain this isn't feasible. The correct way to solve your problem is to not grant the unwanted permissions to other users in the first place.
I am ultimately trying to prevent anyone but me from deleting things from the folder.
Set your permissions as follows:
Everyone: Read & Execute
You: Full Control
If you literally want others to do everything except
delete items from the folder (e.g. allow them to create items), in addition to granting yourself Full Control, set your permissions for the
identity as follows:
- Traverse folder / execute files
- List folder / read data
- Read attributes
- Read extended attributes
- Create files / write data
- Create folders / append data
- Write attributes
- Write extended attributes
- Read permissions