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Document library Delete Permission

  Asked By: Cary    Date: Mar 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1894

I am trying to set permission to a document library in a WSS site of sharepoint
version 2003. The main concern for us is blocking the delete operation from
users if the document or folder is not belong to it. Is it possible to set a
permission like that?

As I tested I found out if I give delete permission to a user then they can
delete any records or even folders created by others in the document library.

If the permissions are not based on ownership at-least we need to block the
delete from a user group so that they can contact admin group to delete a
document. But in document library add, edit and delete are in same option so I
could not give add and edit without giving the delete permission. Is it
possible to set permission in either way.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Mar 11

Another concern regarding deleting that Albert has raised is that even if
you have approvals configured on the document  library deletions do not have
to be approved - a document is simply deleted without anyone even knowing.
With alerts configured however you can track that a document has been
deleted, however the user name is displayed as unknown so you don't even
know who deleted the document.

If there is anyone that has a way to set  permissions without the delete
right it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer #2    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Mar 11

This may not be what you want but here are some ideas....

Turn versioning control on - at least if someone does delete  a document
you have prior versions.

Set permissions to read only for people who are not collaborating.

Publish the document  to the Portal so users can access the document as a
read only file and only have a few

People (who are collaborating on the document) have editing rights in
the document library  on a site.

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