Difference between revisions of "Setting File Permissions in Windows"

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:In order to change the permissions of a file or directory in Windows 7, follow the steps as listed below.
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:In order to change the permissions of a file or directory in Windows, follow the steps as listed below.
 
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#Right-click the file or directory you would like to change permissions for and click on 'Properties.'
 
#Right-click the file or directory you would like to change permissions for and click on 'Properties.'
#After the properties menu comes up, select the tab labeled 'Security'
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#After the properties menu comes up, select the tab labeled 'Security'.
 
#:[[File:Folder_Properties_Security.png]]
 
#:[[File:Folder_Properties_Security.png]]
#Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'
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#Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'.
 
#:[[File:Advanced_Security_Settings.png]]
 
#:[[File:Advanced_Security_Settings.png]]
#Select the 'Change Permissions' button at the bottom of the menu
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#Select the 'Change Permissions' button at the bottom of the menu.
 
#:[[File:Edit_Security_Settings.png]]
 
#:[[File:Edit_Security_Settings.png]]
#Select the user or group you would like to change permissions for, or use the 'Add' button to grant permission to another user or group
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#Select the user or group you would like to change permissions for, or use the 'Add' button to grant permission to another user or group.
 
#:[[File:Adding_User_Permissions.png]]
 
#:[[File:Adding_User_Permissions.png]]
#Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated
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#Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated.
 
#:[[File:Changing_User_Permissions.png]]
 
#:[[File:Changing_User_Permissions.png]]
#Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary
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#Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary.

Revision as of 18:23, 31 August 2016

In order to change the permissions of a file or directory in Windows, follow the steps as listed below.


  1. Right-click the file or directory you would like to change permissions for and click on 'Properties.'
  2. After the properties menu comes up, select the tab labeled 'Security'.
    File:Folder Properties Security.png
  3. Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'.
    File:Advanced Security Settings.png
  4. Select the 'Change Permissions' button at the bottom of the menu.
    File:Edit Security Settings.png
  5. Select the user or group you would like to change permissions for, or use the 'Add' button to grant permission to another user or group.
    File:Adding User Permissions.png
  6. Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated.
    File:Changing User Permissions.png
  7. Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary.