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What The !! <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need to allow people to make changes to these Excel
> documents and save those changes. However I need to Deny
> those users the ability to delete the files or folders
> with the folder (X).
Beacuase of the way that Excel is implement, what you want to do is not
possible. Excel updates a document by saving a temporary version,
deleting the original, and then renaming the temporary file. If you
can't delete, you can't update.
Your intended restriction wouldn't provide any significant protection even
if it could be made to work. Anyone who can update a document and do so
in a destructive manner, such as by inserting a new, blank sheet and
deleting the others.