7.2 NTFS Permissions
7.2.1 NTFS Folder Permissions
You can control the access that users have to folders and to the files and subfolders that are contained within
the folder by assign folder permissions to the users and user groups.
Note: You require the NTFS file system to use NTFS File and Folder
There are six permissions that you can assign to users and user groups:
• Read Allows the user to see files and subfolders in the folder and view folder ownership, permissions,
• Write Allows the user to create new files and subfolders within the folder, change folder attributes, and
view folder ownership and permissions.
• List Folder Contents Allows the user to see the names of files and subfolders in the folder.
• Read & Execute Allows the user to browse through folders to reach other files and folders, even if the
users do not have permission for those folders. It also allows the user to perform actions permitted by the
Read permission and the List Folder Contents permission.
• Modify Allows the user to delete the folder and perform actions permitted by the Write permission and
the Read & Execute permission.
• Full Control Allows the user to change permissions, take ownership, and delete subfolders and files. It
also allows the user to perform actions permitted by all other NTFS folder permissions.
• Deny Denies a user account or group all access to a folder and denies the Full Control permission.
Note: Administrators, owners of files or folders, and users with Full Control
permissions can assign NTFS permissions to other users and groups.