windows 7.0 folder view options

How does one display 'modified by" in window pane?
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FunkmotorCommented:
You can display the date a file was modified, and I believe that's there by default, but you can't display who modified the file...that simply is not tracked.

If you're concerned that people are changing things they should not be, then give everyone folders for their own stuff and set the access to them appropriately.

On the other hand, if you have files that multiple people need to access and you want to track who did what and when, a version control system might be what you need.  SharePoint is one that a lot of companies use for documents and such.
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ZamZ0Commented:
You can set file/folder level auditing. Right click, properties, security tab, advanced, auditing tab, here you can add what type of file/folder events will be monitored and then check the Security section in Event Viewer in Administrative Tools in Control Panel to review audited events, such as last modified by (which is actually called Create Files/ Write Data or Create Folders/ Append Data

Events that can be audited: (from the MS help file in the Security tab\auditing applet)

Permission  Description  
Traverse Folder/Execute File
 Traverse Folder allows or denies moving through folders to reach other files or folders, even if the user has no permissions for the traversed folders. Traverse Folder takes effect only when the group or user is not granted the Bypass traverse checking user right in the Group Policy Management Console. By default, the Everyone group is granted the Bypass traverse checking user right. (Applies to folders only.)

Execute File allows or denies running program files. (Applies to files only.)

Setting the Traverse Folder permission on a folder does not automatically set the Execute File permission on all files within that folder.
 
List Folder/Read Data
 List Folder allows or denies viewing file names and subfolder names within the folder. List Folder affects the contents of that folder only and does not affect whether the folder you are setting the permission on will be listed. (Applies to folders only.)

Read Data allows or denies viewing data in files. (Applies to files only.)
 
Read Attributes
 Allows or denies viewing the attributes of a file or folder, such as read-only and hidden. Attributes are defined by NTFS.
 
Read Extended Attributes
 Allows or denies viewing the extended attributes of a file or folder. Extended attributes are defined by programs and may vary by program.
 
Create Files/Write Data
 Create Files allows or denies creating files within the folder. (Applies to folders only.)

Write Data allows or denies making changes to the file and overwriting existing content. (Applies to files only.)
 
Create Folders/Append Data
 Create Folders allows or denies creating folders within the folder. (Applies to folders only.)

Append Data allows or denies making changes to the end of the file but not changing, deleting, or overwriting existing data. (Applies to files only.)
 
Write Attributes
 Allows or denies changing the attributes of a file or folder, such as read-only or hidden. Attributes are defined by NTFS.

The Write Attributes permission does not imply creating or deleting files or folders; it only includes the permission to make changes to the attributes of a file or folder. To allow (or deny) create or delete operations, see Create Files/Write Data, Create Folders/Append Data, Delete Subfolders and Files, and Delete.
 
Write Extended Attributes
 Allows or denies changing the extended attributes of a file or folder. Extended attributes are defined by programs and may vary by program.

The Write Extended Attributes permission does not imply creating or deleting files or folders; it only includes the permission to make changes to the attributes of a file or folder. To allow (or deny) create or delete operations, see Create Files/Write Data, Create Folders/Append Data, Delete Subfolders and Files, and Delete.
 
Delete Subfolders and Files
 Allows or denies deleting subfolders and files, even if the Delete permission has not been granted on the subfolder or file.
 
Delete
 Allows or denies deleting the file or folder. If you do not have Delete permission on a file or folder, you can still delete it if you have been granted Delete Subfolders and Files on the parent folder.
 
Read Permissions
 Allows or denies reading permissions of the file or folder, such as Full Control, Read, and Write.
 
Change Permissions
 Allows or denies changing permissions of the file or folder, such as Full Control, Read, and Write.
 
Take Ownership
 Allows or denies taking ownership of the file or folder. The owner of a file or folder can always change permissions on it, regardless of any existing permissions on the file or folder.
 
Synchronize
 Allows or denies different threads to wait on the handle for the file or folder and synchronize with another thread that may signal it. This permission applies only to multithreaded, multiprocess programs.
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brianpowellAuthor Commented:
Why is this property not available thru the folder list.... it seems as I remember that in xp it was made available..  You could see created by  AND modified by.  any comment...

thanks

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