Is there any way I can restrict users from renaming a file in a document library?

The user group has editing rights to the document since we need monthly input from them. It is crucial that the users do not go and change the name of the document since another script is then unable to read the document monthly.

Thanks in advance.

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    on premises, cloud, 2007. 2010, 2013? try adding that to the tags Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 16:42

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You are able to do it with custom permission levels.


Link is for SharePoint 2010, however 2013 won't be too different.

Rename file is not one of the options though.

However, If a user cannot delete a file, they should not be able to rename it either. Try a custom "no delete" permission :)

Kind regards,

  • Ok. thanks. I've got cusomt permission levels created with no delete as one so hopefully that will be enough
    – Alina
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 7:50
  • Good luck! You should be able to test it if you create a test user. Always good to be sure something works before relying on it in production
    – user43832
    Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 8:57
  • Hey Alina, how did you get on? Did this fix the issue for you?
    – user43832
    Commented Aug 6, 2015 at 22:32

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