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Microsoft KB Archive/101651

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Can Delete Directory and Files When Files Read-Only

Article ID: 101651

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition



This article was previously published under Q101651

SYMPTOMS

An attempt to delete a directory and all of its files succeeds, even when you have only Read permission to access the files.

CAUSE

If you have Full Control permission for a directory, you have an implied FILE_DELETE_CHILD permission. This permission enables you to delete a directory and all the files it contains (its children), even if the files are read-only.

RESOLUTION

To remove file delete privileges, remove Full Control privilege from the directory, and grant each privilege in the Other field of the Special Access menu.


Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbother KB101651