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Folder Permissions on Network Drives?

Q: Folder Permissions on Network Drives?

Regarding Network Drives (Mapped Drives) and Folder Permissions on a Network Domain.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.

If there was anyway to do this and you knew, I would appreciate any help.

Currently, we are running our network with Windows 2003 Server, and we do not have a group policy setup.

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A: Folder Permissions on Network Drives?

nkarunatilaka said:

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew of how to set it up to where users had permissions to create folders/files, write, and read access, but dont have permissions to rename folders, move, and/or delete them.Click to expand...

Unless update-in-place is implemented, a save (after some edit)
is ususally a delete, create, write sequence and this makes it difficult to
avoid rename/move/delete.

Someone with more XP/Pro or servier 2003 experience might have more insight ...
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A:Security Permissions on network folder.

You probably have to Take Ownership: How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8.

I don't know if that reference in your screenshot to "domain" is going to cause an additional wrinkle.
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A:No permissions error when trying to access shared network folder

Quote: Originally Posted by TychoPsycho

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You might try going into the Security Tab of the folder you want to share. With the security tab open hit the "Add" button, then next window hit the "Edit" button then add "Everyone" to the access list, hit ok then apply then apply again on the security window. Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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Hi there!

Welcome to SF.

What your looking for is to set file permissions for the shared folder, i believe Dropbox only gives the local installer account full control. Which you need to remedy
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The OS and flavor would be very helpful, although here you go..
User1 to be unable to view User2 files, yes is possible, there is an option while creating a new user "Make my files private" this needs to be enabled.
Technically what you're saying is not possible..
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A:Folder Permissions

You need to take ownership of the files in the inaccessible directory. Ordinarily, this is only possible in XP Home in Safe Mode since the security tab of folder properties does not exist in regular mode.

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A:folder permissions

Try taking ownership of the files/folders:


Taking Ownership:
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Then on the Owner tab, then on the Edit button
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Maye some help here:
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If you're transferring to a different partition the permissions will not transfer with the files. Instead, they'll inherit permissions from the new location.

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Quote: Originally Posted by xXVirusXx

Can someone help me with my folder permissions in Windows 7? I tried changed folder permissions in C:\Users and it messed stuff up bad. Whenever I go into Firefox it says "Could not initialize security component..." and my Catalyst Control Center won't boot up properly. This is after doing a system restore to a few hours earlier too. What should the Users folder look like? Is there any easy way to fix this?

Have you tried changing what you changed back to the default settings?
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A:Folder permissions

Quote: Originally Posted by Cleft

New to the forum, so I would just like to say hi to everyone.

I have a problem with subfolder permissions. I have a 2nd partition on my W7 HDD with various data, most of the folders I do not have permission to access. Taking ownership of folders wasn't a problem, but the majority of subfolders and files access permission remains under previous Windows installation. Even though I have ownership of the folders and subfolders, I do not have permission rights.

Is there some way for the admin to grant permission for all subfolders, without having to go to each subfolder and file adding permission access?

I have tried take control reg fixes, but they only grant ownership and don't alter who has permission. I could go round adding permission access to all folders etc, but that would take me an age.

On a top level folder, if you right click on it and select properties is there a SECURITY tab?
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A:win 7 and folder permissions

Welcome to the Forums, Mumbles!

The problem is, Windows stores file ownership and permissions information in a specific way. Users are identified not by their usernames, but by certain alpha-numeric strings. The registry contains information that relates these strings to actual usernames.

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A:Folder Permissions

Where exactly was this folder located ?

You can use this on Personalfolders,
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A:folder permissions

I believe that is a juncture point, to be left alone. In any event here is information
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A:Folder permissions

Hi Rob..

if you have XP Home, you will need to boot into Safe Mode to access the security tab. If you have Pro, you will need to change the way folders are viewed:

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A:Folder Permissions


Let's find out if the folder in encrypted, try Method 2 from here to remove encryption.

Another thing to verify....right click on the shared folder, go to Sharing and Security, in here there are 2 Tabs Sharing and Security, make sure that you have Everyone chosed with proper permission assigned on those 2 Tabs.

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A:Folder permissions..

Yeah, you edit the parent directories permissions, ie as close to the root as you can, and make sure the option to apply to all sub folders is checked... Edit the ownership of the parent directory first, make yourself the owner, and then change the permissions.

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A:Changing Folder Permissions

Right click on the drive or folder to get "Properties"; ( In this case I right clicked on my G: drive )

DON'T DO THIS ON YOUR SYSTEM DRIVE!!!! and don't try to take ownership of everything either!. It will damage your system.
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I want to copy all the data from the old drive to a new external hard drive. Click to expand...

arent any issues when I use the drive on a different PC?Click to expand...

If I have not minsunderstood and you are meaning to image the complete drive and then reinstall to a drive on a DIFFERENT computer it is VERY unlikely that it will work.
The drivers for the chipset, graphics, lan, sound etc etc. will most likely be different.
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Can you tell us where do you want to save the certain files and using what program?
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