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Hi,

When assigning permission to a folder, what is the difference between "WRITE" and "MODIFY"? Thanks.
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well it depends on where you use the permission but the table gives you an idea what Write can do and what modify can do
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Hi, sunray_2003,

Nice to see you.

The link does not work..  :(

So, if users are allowed to add/edit tables, I should check both, right?  Thx
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Hmm .. not sure why it doesnot work for you.. For me no problem

Modify can do these
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Traverse Folder/Execute File          
List Folder/Read Data          
Read Attributes          
Read Extended Attributes          
Create Files/Write Data          
Create Folders/Append Data          
Write Attributes          
Write Extended Attributes  


Write can do these
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Create Files/Write Data          
Create Folders/Append Data          
Write Attributes          
Write Extended Attributes  

As you can see depending on what you want you can select modify and write. Write should pretty much help you in adding files and editing them.. If you want them to do more then use modify.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that this is the web folder I am talking about.....
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you mean you have a web server running in your machine and want to assign properties.

If you want people to write into a file or even create  file , give write permissions.

modify will give them more priveleges and if you dont want , dont give .

Also you see that by modify permissions the files listed under that folder will be displayed. Assuming you have a folder and you dont want to web browser to list the files inside it .. Giving modify will do that so you need to check what you need

what I would advise is first set the permissions and later login as an user and see what they would see to be sure that you have done the right thing
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But in IIS, I unchecked "folder browing"..........
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mcrmg,

Then it should not list provided you had done it correctly.. check logging in as user in a different machine

Also have you tried modify and write permissions to folders ?
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Currently, I check both to the folder because users will have abaility to add/edit DB.  I do not know if this the right way.  Thanks.
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I would guess you can deny all permissions to an user except writing to a database.. giivng add permission will make them add a new database which i would guess you donot want

right-click the folder and go to permissions and there are options to deny permissions as well.
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