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Security on File Folders

By edward_majerczak ·
Security on File Folders
I have Folder-A containing subfolders Folder-1, Folder-2, Folder-3, Folder-4

How can I secure Folder-2 to be viewed by certain
users while providing the capability for all other users to view Folder-1, Folder-3, Folder 4
via Explore etc..

Any help would be appreciated.
Ed. Majerczak

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Security on File Folders

by Nivek R. In reply to Security on File Folders

If you're using Windows NT or 2000, check to see if the drive's formatted as NTFS or FAT. To do so, double click My Computer, right click on the drive where the folders live, and choose Properties. Here you'll find the drive's format (FAT or NTFS inWinNT or Win2k, FAT32 in Win98 or WinME). If you're on NTFS, do the following:
Right click Folder A and choose Properties.
On the Sharing tab, make sure that the group "Everyone" has the desired level of permission to that folder (Choose "Full Control" only if you want them to have Read, Write, Execute, and Delete permissions in Folders A, 1, 3, and 4).
Go back to the directory tree, and right click Folder 2. Go to Properties.
This time in the Permissions tab, add the group that you wish tohave permissions to Folder 2 (make sure you give them the correct access in the add window). Once added, remove the group "everyone" from list of groups allowed to access that folder.
If you run Windows 95, 98, or ME, You'll have to apply separate Share permissions to each folder, as you will not be able to apply NTFS Security permissions.

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