7.2.2 NTFS File Permissions
You can control the access that users have to files by assigning file permissions to the users. The NTFS file
permissions that you can assign are
• Read Allows the user to read the file, and view file attributes, ownership, and permissions.
• Write Allows the user to overwrite the file, change file attributes, and view file ownership and
• Read & Execute Allows the user to run applications. Also allows the user to perform the actions
permitted by the Read permission.
• Modify Allows the user to modify and delete the file. It also allows the user to perform the actions
permitted by the Write permission and the Read & Execute permission.
• Full Control Allows the user to change permissions and take ownership of the file. It also allows the
user to perform the actions permitted by all the other NTFS file permissions.
Note: NTFS file permissions take priority over NTFS folder permissions. A
user or user group with access to a file will be able to gain access to the file
even if he or she does not have access to the folder containing the file. A
user can gain access to the files for which he or she has permissions by
using the full universal naming convention (UNC) or local path to open
the file from its respective application, even though the folder in which it
resides will be invisible if the user has no corresponding folder permission.
Without permission to access the folder, you will not see the folder, so you
will not be able to browse for the file you want to access.