2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2016 1:39 PM by Lawrence Kiefer

    EPDM cannot delete or move file

    Lawrence Kiefer

      I am having a problem deleting or moving files that I do have permissions on.

      I have permissions to delete and move files in these folders, and states.

      Any help would be appreciated.


      Cannot delete message.JPG

      MFG Eng Group folder permissions.JPGMGF Eng Group State permissions.JPG

      State permissions.JPG

        • Re: EPDM cannot delete or move file
          Michael Marshall

          Hey Lawrence,


          If you go back through your WF and look at the Delete permissions, could it be that the file passed through a State where you (or more specifically the Group(s) you're a member of) didn't have the Delete permission?


          IIRC, Delete is affected by what is called a "negative permission" (or something like that), where once you lose the permission, you will not gain it back even when successive WF States grant that permission.


          Unfortunately, we've run in to that scenario here quite a bit...when we first built the WF, the user community predicted that once a file reached a certain State (say, approval of some sort) they would never want anyone to be able to Move or Delete it. Now 3+ years later, they can come up with 20+ reasons why they want to move *this* file or *that* file. And every time, they have to get the admin involved....not difficult, just annoying for everyone involved. So we've added those Move/Delete permissions in for a select few, and it works as advertised on any new files going through that part of the WF...but old files are tripped over on a regular basis, much to the users' dismay.