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  • Hi

    I read a lot about the forms folder not being able to be hidden in explorer view.
    The only solution I saw was (a) to disable webdav entierly or (b) to change a setting on the client machine to hide hidden folders.

    I have no influence on the client machine, and I want to allow webdav and explorer view.

    If people are allowed to create, update and delete files via webdav, they might also be able to delete the forms folder. And this, to my understanding, is a danger to the stability of the site.


    What has to be done, in order to hide the forms folder?
    What are the solutions people use, since this seems to be a big danger?

    Regards
    Jack
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:09 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hello,

     

    After research, I’ve found that is by design. The cause of your issue is that you didn’t grand correct permissions to users. In fact, only users with permission level equal to “Design” or even higher can delete content of Forms folder. So, what you should do is to assign only “contribute” permission level to those users. Thus, though they can view the forms folder, they are not able to delete it.

     

    Regards,

    Jerry


    Xing-Bing Yu
    • Marked as answer by jack07b Monday, February 23, 2009 10:05 PM
    Monday, February 23, 2009 4:43 AM

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  • Moving to general.

    Not specifically a Programming question.

    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wss.asaris.de/sites/walsh/Lists/WSSv3%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:35 AM
  •  

    Hello,

     

    After research, I’ve found that is by design. The cause of your issue is that you didn’t grand correct permissions to users. In fact, only users with permission level equal to “Design” or even higher can delete content of Forms folder. So, what you should do is to assign only “contribute” permission level to those users. Thus, though they can view the forms folder, they are not able to delete it.

     

    Regards,

    Jerry


    Xing-Bing Yu
    • Marked as answer by jack07b Monday, February 23, 2009 10:05 PM
    Monday, February 23, 2009 4:43 AM