Need users to write to a folder and not be able to delete/modify file

By manoj.kohli ·
Hi, I am working on a Windows XP Pro system, and due to regulatory requirements by FDA, we need to have the users be able to wirte to a folder and then not to have ability to delete/modify that file, oafter it is saved. Currently as Creator Owner, the user is able to delete the file that he/she created. If I remove the Delete permission for Creator Owner, it gives message that file already exists and also creates .TMP files. Is there a Third Party software available to get this to work, as Microsoft Tech Support is unable to help.

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FTP drop box or command-line mailer

by robo_dev In reply to Need users to write to a ...

see link:

But I believe to prevent over-write you would need a batch process to continually monitor/move any submissions from the folder to another area.

a more complicated, yet simpler solution would be to just setup a local email destination.

Use a command-line mailer like
bmail, and script it onto a web page or as a desktop shortcut:

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I like the email idea. Good call !! {nt}

by OldER Mycroft In reply to FTP drop box or command- ...
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Thanks a ton

by manoj.kohli In reply to FTP drop box or command- ...

Your advise was well taken. However, in our regulatory environment, we need to secure the files and also have them accessible (Read Only). I figured a workaround by having the Creator Owner have Full Control and yet take away Create Folder/Append Data permission. This Special Access allows the user to write the file but cannot modify, but the user still has the ability to Delete the file (eg File Test1.xls). To get around that, I created another folder and removed Creator Owner from NTFS secuity access list, and gave Users group, Read/Write only permission (No Delete or Append Data). Now user can Copy/Paste the file Test1.xls to the new folder and this file is protected.
It is an extra step, but gets the desired result.

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