Read and append only permissions

By marklantis
Jan 13, 2013
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  1. I've googled this but I can't seem to find how to configure a file's permission for read and append only. Maybe someone can show me the configuration to use. I don't want network users to be able to delete or erase other's data; just append their own work. I've tried unchecking write and check append but windows says read only when I try to append it.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Inconsistent - - R/O inhibits all forms of Write (append is a write action).

    Apparently you are working on a commonly share folder (eg: Public) and still want to exercise controls over the files.

    *IF* this is not a DOMAIN environment and there are just a few users, I would suggest:
    • add a folder for each user
    • set the folder OWNER to the user
    • set FULL CONTROL for the user
    • set the EVERYONE to R/O
    As new files arrive, the perms above will be applied as required
  3. marklantis

    marklantis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 20

    thank you for your help

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