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Modify and Write permissions on a Folder

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In Windows if you give the following permissions on a folder (Folder1) for a user:
Modify : Can they delete Folder1 as well as whatever inside of it ?
Write : Can they delete their own files and folders they have created under Folder1 as well as files and folders created by other users under Folder1 ?

Any clarification will be very much appreciated.

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by:David Paris Vicente
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Hi,
Permissions:

Full Control ->Permission to read, write, change and delete files and sub-folders.
 
Modify-> Permission to read and write to files in the folder, and to delete current folder.
 
List Folder Contents ->Permission to obtain listing of files and folders and to execute files.

Read and Execute -> Permission to list files and folders and to execute files.
 
Write -> Permission to create new files and folders within selected folder.

Read -> Permission to list files and folders.


Hope it helps.

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by:jskfan
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Thanks I have seen that...
but following my scenario above, what will be the answer ?
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by:David Paris Vicente
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Modify : Can they delete Folder1 as well as whatever inside of it ?
 Write : Can they delete their own files and folders they have created under Folder1 as well as files and folders created by other users under Folder1

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For the modify, yes they can.
For the write,  they can create files and folders but they can't deleted or change the name of the files/folders or even delete them, this will only work if the folder is not inherit parent object permissions such as Authenticated Users having( Full Permissions, Modify, Read and Write)

So if you only want to give read and write permissions to a user in a specific folder you will need to remove inherit permissions from the parent folder and set individual permissions for each user.

Example:
Folder1 have permissions to modify, read and Execute permissions, write and list objetcs for user 1 and user 2 have permissions to read & execute, list folder contents,read and write
Inside folder1 I have another folder called folder 2 created by user 2, so this user has full permissions for this folder but User 1 doesn't have permissions.

So both users can read and write inside folder 1 and both users can see what is inside folder 1,  user 2 can see inside folders created by user 1 and also can create folders and files inside the folders created by user 1 but cannot change them or delete, if a folder or a file is create by user 2 and is not inherit permissions from the parent object only this user can open the folders and files created by him.

Hope it helps.

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by:jskfan
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Usually when Admins create a folder , he will remove inheritance from Parent objects,  but he wants users to be able to create subfolders and files , and each user wil be able to delete subfolders and files that they have created(by themselves) but not subfolders or files that others have created.
What will be the permissions that the Admin should give to users.?
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The user will need to have permissions to read & execute, list folder contents,read and write inside the first folder then each user will have only permissions to read and modify the folders they created.  

Probably the best will be Everyone will have read & execute, list folder contents,read and write  permissions in the folder, then each user that create a folder inside the first one will have permissions to the folders they created inside that folder even if other users has folders inside that one, they will not be able to view, read or edit the folders they didn't created.

Hope it helps.
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I will try it sometime...
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