Setting File Permissions in Windows
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Changing File/Folder Permissions in Windows
- 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.
- After the properties menu comes up, select the tab labeled 'Security'.
- Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'.
- 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".
- Select the permissions you would like this user to have. To view more granular permissions, Select "Show Advanced permissions".
- Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated.
- Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary.