By Stephen Bucaro
NTFS (New Technology File System) Permissions is a file system feature that
lets you set specify which files on your system can be accessed by which
specific users, and what kind of access they have to each file. You can
give a specific user the right to modify a file, or only to read
that file, or you can give that user Full Control of the file.
To set NTFS permissions, in Windows Explorer, right-click on the name of
the file or folder and in the popup menu that appears, select Properties.
In the Properties dialog box that appears, click on the Security tab.
The top portion of the Properties dialog box displays a list of users
that have an account on your system or on the network. Click on the name
of a user or group to select it. The current permissions configured for that
user or group will then be indicated in the bottom Permissions portion
of the dialog box.
To change the permissions configured for a selected user or group, click on
the [Edit...] button. The Permissions dialog box for that user or group
will appear. The Permissions dialog box displays a list of permissions
with an [ ] Allow and [ ] Deny checkbox next to each permission. Check or
uncheck the boxes to set the desired permission.
|Full control||User may read, make changes, if it's a program, execute, or delete, or change permissions|
|Modify||User may read, make changes, execute, or delete|
|Read & execute||User may read file or execute|
|List folder contents||User may list folder contents|
|Read||User may read file but not make changes|
|Write||User may read and make changes|
|Special permissions||User gets one or more special permissions for example user may read file or folder attributes|