NTFS File and Folder Permissions

File pertniss-ions

Full: Control Modify

Read £ Execute

Write

Read

Folder permissions

Full Control Modify

Read S Execute Write * Fsad Lis; Folder Contents

Introduction

NTFS file permissions

NTFS permissions are used to specify which users, groups, and computers can access files and folders. NTFS permissions also dictate what users, groups, and computers can do with the contents of the file or folder.

The following table lists the standard NTFS file permissions that you can grant and the type of access that each permission provides.

NTFS file permission

Full Control Modify

Read & Execute

Write

Read

Allows the user to:

Change permissions, take ownership, and perform the actions permitted by all other NTFS file permissions

Modify and delete the file and perform the actions permitted by the Write permission and the Read & Execute permission

Run applications and perform the actions permitted by the Read permission

Overwrite the file, change file attributes, and view file ownership and permissions

Read the file and view file attributes, ownership, and permissions

NTFS folder permissions Permissions control access to folders and the files and subfolders that are contained in those folders. The following table lists the standard NTFS folder permissions that you can grant and the type of access that each permission provides.

NTFS folder permission Allows the user to:

Full Control Change permissions, take ownership, delete subfolders and files, and perform actions permitted by all other NTFS folder permissions

Modify Delete the folder and perform actions permitted by the

Write permission and the Read & Execute permission

Read & Execute Traverse folders and perform actions permitted by the

Read permission and the List Folder Contents permission

Write Create new files and subfolders in the folder, change folder attributes, and view folder ownership and permissions

Read View files and subfolders in the folder, folder attributes, ownership, and permissions

List Folder Contents View the names of files and subfolders in the folder

Additional reading

For more information about permissions, see "Permissions" at

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp7urWtechnet/

prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/proddocs/server/sag_sfmhowworks_13.asp.

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