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NTFS Permissions - Subfolders and Files, Modify not working

Posted on 2013-01-30
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I'm trying to configure NTFS permissions on a folder to allow users to modify the contents within the folder but not the folder itself. I believe I configured the permissions correctly but unable to achieve this.

I configured the root folder as read rights and subfolders and files as modify rights.

Subfoldes and files only configured as Modify
Am I doing something wrong?
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Question by:katredrum
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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Open the subfolders and give users Modify, read & Execute. You may even need to go into advanced security settings. Check the sharing permissions as well as folder security.
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by:katredrum
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What if I don't have any folders/files in them yet? I would like the users to create their own but currently get an "access denied" error.
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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If they only have read and execute access to the root folder, then they will not be able to create folders.
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by:katredrum
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Please see the screenshot. I have "Subfolders and files only" for Domain Users as Modify. Shouldn't my users have modify permissions?
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by:Gabriel Clifton
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But in order for the user to create new folders in the root folder, they need to have write permissions for the root. Cannot create a new folder if they do not have permission to do so.
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by:katredrum
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Oh, I thought the modify permission enables users to create files/folders. Is this not how it works?

Advanced Modify Properties
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Gabriel Clifton earned 500 total points
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Yes, they can create folders and files in subfolders but not the root folder.
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Thanks!
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