Setting NTFS Permissions
The most common way to set permissions is to use Windows Explorer.
To set permissions for an object:
- In Windows Explorer, right-click a file, folder or volume and choose Properties from the context menu. The Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Security tab.
- Under Group or user names, select or add a group or user.
- At the bottom, allow or deny one of the available permissions.
Properties dialog box showing Security tab
- NTFS Permissions
- Setting Permissions
- File and Folder Basic Permissions
- File and Folder Advanced Permissions
- Effective Permissions
- Changing Ownership of Files and Folders
- Moving and Copying Protected Files
- Troubleshooting Access to Files and Shared Folders
- Permissions for Other Objects
- User Rights vs. NTFS Permissions
- Share Permissions vs. NTFS Permissions
- Explicit vs. Inherited Permissions
- Allow vs. Deny Permissions
- Permission Precedence
- Combining Shared Folder Permissions and NTFS Permissions
- Sharing and Adding Permissions
- Backing up and Restoring NTFS Permissions on a Specified Volume
- Off-line Access to Shared Folders (Caching)
- Metafile $Secure
- Appendix. Script to Backup or Restore NTFS Permissions