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How To: Change permissions for directories or files

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to change the directory or file permissions on Windows NT or Windows 2000/XP.

Procedure

To change the permissions on a folder:

  • On Windows XP

    A. Open Windows Explorer.

    B. Browse to the folder that needs to be changed.

    C. Right-click on the folder and select 'Properties'.

    D. Select the 'Security' tab.

    To edit the permissions for an existing group, select that group name and change Permissions to either Allow or Deny.

    To add a new group, click the 'Add' button. Scroll through the 'Name' portion until the group to be added is found and click the 'Add' button. Grant the necessary permissions for the group and click OK.

  • On Windows 2000

    A. Open Windows Explorer.

    B. Browse to the folder that needs to be changed.

    C. Right-click on the folder and select 'Properties'.

    D. Select the 'Security' tab and click the 'Permissions' button.

    To edit the permissions for an existing group, select that group name and change Permissions to either Allow or Deny.

    To add a new group, click the 'Add' button. Scroll through the 'Name' portion until the group to be added is found and click the 'Add' button. Grant the necessary permissions for the group and click OK.

  • On Windows NT

    A. Open Windows Explorer.

    B. Browse to the folder that needs to be changed.

    C. Right-click on the folder and select 'Properties'.

    D. Select the 'Security' tab and click the 'Permissions' button.

    To edit the permissions for an existing group, select that group name and change Type of Access.

    To add a new group, click the 'Add' button. Scroll through the 'Names' portion until the group to be added is found and click the 'Add' button. Grant the Type of Access necessary for the group and click OK.