Setting File Permissions in Windows

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Overview

How to set file permissions in Windows 7.

Setting Permissions in Windows 7

Introduction
  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'
    Folder Properties Security.png
  3. Click on the button at the bottom of the menu labeled 'Advanced'
    Advanced Security Settings.png
  4. Select the 'Change Permissions' button at the bottom of the menu
    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
    Adding User Permissions.png
  6. Apply or deny permissions for each user which needs to be updated
    Changing User Permissions.png
  7. Apply all changes by clicking the 'OK' or 'Apply' button at the bottom of each menu as necessary