Contributor users are not able to rename items in SharePoint if the Delete permission level is removed from the Contributors group

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010SharePoint Server 2010


Consider the following scenario:

Users have access to a SharePoint site collection, web or list, through a SharePoint group with Contribute permission level.

Delete permission is disabled on the Contribute permission level.

As result these users will not be able to rename items. An Access Denied exception will be thrown.

More Information

This behavior is by design.

This behavior corresponds to user's experience on Windows file servers or when users access to a SharePoint web server through Explorer View (WebDAV HTTP protocol extension).