Windows, how to give user read and write access to a directory

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
How do I give a user read and write access to a directory ?

what path should I take
Question by:Los Angeles1
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    Accepted Solution

    Right click the directory, select security, then add the user or better the group the users who are allowed access to that folder are members of, and then select the rights you need.
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    Assisted Solution

    Depending on your OS:

    To set permissions for files and folders, follow these steps:

    1.In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder you want to work with.

    2.From the pop-up menu, select Properties, and then in the Properties dialog box click the Security tab, shown in Figure 13-12.

    3.Users or groups that already have access to the file or folder are listed in the Name list box. You can change permissions for these users and groups by doing the following:

    •Select the user or group you want to change.

    •Use the Permissions list box to grant or deny access permissions.

    Tip Inherited permissions are shaded. If you want to override an inherited permission, select the opposite permission.

    4.To set access permissions for additional users, contacts, computers, or groups, click Add. This displays the Select Users, Computers, Or Groups dialog box shown in Figure 13-13.

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    Expert Comment

    by:Brad Bouchard
    A few screenshots for help.


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