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    Setting a pupil so they can only save but not delete.

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    Is there a way to set a pupils home folder so that they can do everything BUT delete.
    We have a few troublesome characters who like to delete their work for some bizzare reason.

    Ideas?

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    Right click a Share and choose Properties > Security Tab > Advanced button > Effective Permissions tab

    Choose the Select button and enter a username. I don't know of a way of automating this for all users however!

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    Hi.
    I can see the bit that your on about, but its all greyed out?

    I only need to do it for 2-3 users anyway. .

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    Hi,

    the only problem I can see with doing this is that a lot of programs create temporary files (such as ms word) while you edit a document. Once it is saved the program deletes the temporary file, it would be unable to do it without the delete priv so you would end up with a load of old temporary files in the users folder.

    Richard

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    Apologies boomam, my bad!

    Right click a Share and choose Properties > Security Tab > Advanced button.

    By default you should be on the Permissions tab. Highlight the pupil user in question (in the Permission entries list), then choose the Edit button. You can change permissions here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    the only problem I can see with doing this is that a lot of programs create temporary files (such as ms word) while you edit a document. Once it is saved the program deletes the temporary file, it would be unable to do it without the delete priv so you would end up with a load of old temporary files in the users folder.
    What errors are likely to come up by me doing this?
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Apologies boomam, my bad!

    Right click a Share and choose Properties > Security Tab > Advanced button.

    By default you should be on the Permissions tab. Highlight the pupil user in question (in the Permission entries list), then choose the Edit button. You can change permissions here.
    Thanks. All sorted. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomam View Post
    Hi.
    Is there a way to set a pupils home folder so that they can do everything BUT delete.
    We have a few troublesome characters who like to delete their work for some bizzare reason.

    Ideas?
    Sounds like a nightmare to manage if you set this up - presumably they will have to come to you each time they want a file deleting, for example draft versions of coursework, at the end of a project, or once they've downloaded a photo and imported it into PowerPoint?

    Also let's not forget the temporary / Word autosave file problem which richardp raised.

    Of course, even if you do set this up, it won't stop them from opening their work, deleting the contents and then saving the file.

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    That temporary files problem is very real ... I've managed to cause it myself (oops!)... Dozens of temporary files left lying around in the half hour it took me to realise what I'd done!

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    Also you can end up with corrupt docs word has issues with this, it seems to fall over when it can't delete the temp file and you end up with a 2k doc with nothing in and a corrupt temp file.

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    Is there not a way to exclude the Word temp files?

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    What we do is kind of a 3 share technique..
    1. They have their student folder (they have full control of)
    2. A Dropbox share for each teacher(where they turn in work when done, they have write only access to each teacher's folder)
    3. A Labs share for each teacher (these are read only - for like worksheets and such that they can fill out then save into their home folder and turn in finished in Dropbox.)

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    Well i havnt had a complaint from the affected pupil yet, so we'll see how it goes. .

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    At my old school we did this by blocking the window titled "Confirm file delete" or whatever, using Impero. If they tried to delete the window was automatically closed.

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    How would that be achieved now? Or is it gonna require paid software?

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    would server 2003 and shadow copy feature help?

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