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I wonder what is needed in terms of the NTFS Security permission to grant user to do file READ+WRITE+MOVE from one directory to another but NO DELETE ?

Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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I don't think its possible. A move effectively is a delete in the source location, followed by a create in the new location. –  RobM Apr 17 '12 at 7:19
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@DJPon3 nearly correct, although the order is reversed - a file is relinked / copied at the destination first and deleted at the source afterwards –  the-wabbit Apr 17 '12 at 8:43
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You're right of course @syneticon-dj - I was just making the point informally that a move contains a delete operation by design, I appreciate I wasn't being precise. –  RobM Apr 17 '12 at 8:54
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@DJPon3 -- Why not post this as an answer? I was about to post exactly that response... –  Kyle Smith Apr 17 '12 at 11:07
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Good point, @KyleSmith, I'll do that. –  RobM Apr 17 '12 at 11:37

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I don't think its possible to do this because MOVE isn't a permission in itself. A move operation on an NTFS object involves creating a link in the target directory location and then deleting the link from the source directory location - the delete permission is therefore an inherent part of moving an object.

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It seems that you are right man, I cannot configure it in anyway even with the advanced permission settings. –  Albert Widjaja Apr 17 '12 at 12:15

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