How to change file permissions in windows 7 home premium

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Hello,

I'm migrating from windows xp pro to w7 home premium.
Right now I'm running w7 enterprise trial.

My question is, is there now a security tab enabled to change file permissions. I have a few folders where I want to set the readonly permissions for standard users. And a few folders on an external harddisk were certain users (my kids) should get no hands on.

Changing permissions on w7 pro... ultimate is easy, but how can this be done on a home premium edition. Is there still just calcs and boot into safemode?  
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Currently there is (as far as I know) no solution to add the security tab in the home-editions of Win7.
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Great :-/

MS tells us there is no remote desktop server, that is ok by me. EFS dito. But file permissions is really something I often use...


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Do you already tried the tips that are for Windows Vista? Like this
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/140723-security-properties-tab-restore-remove.html
Don't know if it works but it may be worth a try.

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The security tab is missing since Windows XP in the home-editions. IN XP there's a tweak to add it, but I never tried it with Vista.
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Seems like that was only an issue in widows xp home.

Vista and windows 7 comes with a security tab...
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great...

So who is right with windows 7?

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Give me some minutes. I'll check that...
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sure...
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The home premium edition of Windows 7 shows the security tab!
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Did you try this yourself - or is there any reference on the web?

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I installed a german home premium version in a virtual machine to check that. The security tab is there by default.
I must admit that I was really surprised about that.
 
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Thank you.
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w7 really seems to be designed to help the users while vista seems to be made just to provide new features, helpful or not...

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