Setting File Permissions in Windows

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Changing File/Folder Permissions in Windows

  1. Right-click the file or directory you would like to change permissions for and click on 'Properties.'
    • In this example: We will be changing the permissions of a Folder named "ExampleFolder", which is owned by "GenericUser" but has granted permissions to another user, named "Example". We will be looking at these permissions.
  2. After the properties menu comes up, select the tab labeled 'Security'.
    1-Folder Properties Security.png
  3. Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'.
  4. Select the user that you would like to change permissions for, and select "Edit". In this case: We are changing the permissions of the user named "Example".
    3 - PermissionsEntryForExampleFolder.png
  5. Select the permissions you would like this user to have. To view more granular permissions, Select "Show Advanced permissions".
  6. Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated.
  7. Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary.