If no permissions have been set for a file or folder, users cannot access it, even if some users have access to a higher-level parent directory.
Note The most efficient way to set permissions for a number of objects is to allow objects to inherit the permissions of the highest parent object possible in the hierarchy. When inheritance is enabled, changing the parent object changes the permissions for all child objects.
The following are some of the NTFS permissions:
|Full control||Users can modify, add, move, and delete files, and their associated properties and directories. In addition, they can change permissions settings for all files and subdirectories.|
|Modify||Users can view and modify files and file properties, including deleting and adding files to a directory, or adding file properties to a file.|
|Read & Execute||Users can run executable files, including scripts.|
|Read||Users can view files and file properties.|
|Write||Users can write to a file.|
|List Folder Contents||Users can view a list of a folder's contents.|
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