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Windows 7 - Prevent Write to Fold but allow write to sub folders

Hi,

I am trying to organise my files and folders better.
Ideally, I would like the "My Documents" folder to be locked so that no files can be saved directly to it.
However, I have sub-folders beneath "My Documents". I want full write facilities to these subfolders.

How can I achieve the above?

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Patrick O'Dea
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Right click the My Docs folder and select Properties. GO to the security tab, click Advanced. Remove the checkbox from Inherit Permissions, select copy, then change the settings for the account you want to only have read access and remove any users that need no access. Once that's done, you can set the permissions on all lower level folders any way you want using the permissions inherited from My Documents using the read only minimum.
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
You'll need to do this from c:\users\<username>\ and not the Documents link that shows up on the left side in Windows Explorer.
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jonahzonaCommented:
Right click on My Documents, change permissions to DENY write capabilities.

Now, inside of the My Documents, Select your folders, right click and select security, then click advanced.

From there uncheck the option that says "inhereit parent permissions....".

click remove.

Click ok.

Right click subfolders, click security, add your user account and then give it full control.
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jonahzonaCommented:
LOL. Need to refresh the page.

What he said.
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Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks!

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