Permissions required to rename a document
What permissions does a user need to rename a document in a document library using edit properties?We have removed delete permissions from a document library but the users can not rename documents in the “edit Properties” except for one user who has “Approve” permission. I don’t understand the logic.
February 18th, 2010 1:04pm

Hi, Permission levels "Owner", "Contributor" and "Viewers" are present. If you want to customise permission levels you can define new permission levels from central administration and inherit into document library. Uers with Contributor permission can Add, Edit and delete document About edit properties the permission levels contains both "ADD" and "DELETE" are inherited. so if the user can't delete they also can't delete. Refer , http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd587251(office.11).aspx For your information for programmatically rename the file, may be it will be useful http://blogs.msdn.com/sowmyancs/archive/2008/10/02/programmatically-rename-a-file-inside-a-sharepoint-document-library.aspx otherwise You have to download the copy of document and rename. Again upload in your document library and delete the original version Thanks,
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February 18th, 2010 1:29pm

Hi,You can check the Link at - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101001491033.aspx which says that you should have atlest "Contribute" permissions to make a modification to the documentThanks, Vinay Vernekar
February 18th, 2010 3:50pm

The users can modify the document with my customised permission that was based on the Contribute Permission with the delete removed except that they can't rename a document except for one user who in addition has the Approve Permission. This is what I don't understand, if you need the delete permission to rename a document why does it work for the user with the Approve Permission because they don't have delete either. I am not clear if renaming a document is consdered by Sharepoint as an update or a (delete and create).
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February 18th, 2010 4:57pm

Hi,To rename the document hover over the document, select the drop down and then click on "Edit Properties" In the Name section you can type in a new name. To rename a document one has to have Contribute permissions. If the above does not work you can try to download the document and try uploading it againThanks Vinay Vernekar
February 18th, 2010 5:17pm

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February 18th, 2010 5:36pm

Since no other reply seems to understand what the original poster is asking, I'm going to give my 2 cents. The user needs delete permissions in order to rename the file. I believe Microsoft implemented this to prevent the work around of someone changing the identity of a file as a means to obscure it from view. A blog discussing it can be found here: http://sharemypoint.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/cannot-rename-file-if-you-dont-have-delete-permission/
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