Change security settings on a folder

Posted on 2013-09-07
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Last Modified: 2013-09-23
i have windows 7  PC
i have two users on that machine - administrator and myuser1
I have a folder on that PC - d:\myfolder1
now i  want to change security setting on that folder so that myuser1 cannot delete any files in d:\myfolder1,

myuser1 should be able to write to that folder but not delete any files in d:\myfolder1 ....

pl help

thanks a lot
Question by:at999

Accepted Solution

jfranco123 earned 1600 total points
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Folder and file permissions

 Here are the steps to modify ownership and permissions of folders and files:

  1.       Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.

  2.       Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

  3.       Click Edit, and then do one of the following:

 ·         To change the owner to a user or group that is not listed, click Other users and groups and, in Enter the object name to select (examples), type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.

  ·         To change the owner to a user or group that is listed, in the Change owner to box, click the new owner.

  4.       If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on sub containers and objects check box.

  5.       Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

          You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

          All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.

  6.       Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

  Additional considerations

   ·         An administrator can take ownership of any file on the computer.

   ·         Assigning ownership of a file or a folder might require you to elevate your permissions using User Access Control.

Author Comment

ID: 39473379
kk let me try that thanks so much
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by:Emmanuel Adebayo
Emmanuel Adebayo earned 400 total points
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You will need to apply special permission for the user to the folder by going to the Advanced section of the security properties and uncheck "Delete folders and files" assuming that you already granted the user change/modify permission.

I've seen this working several times.


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