Drop Folders: Change Folder Permissions
Posted by Shannon Mattila on 02 June 2020 08:21 AM
Folder permissions can be changed by the owner of a folder or by a user that has full access permissions.  
Permissions can be set to limit user access to a folder or provide full access to a folder. 

The Drop Folders main folder (Labeled by First Last name) inherently have ownership by name and all users on the domain can view the content list of the folder as well as place files in the folder. No other changes are permitted by other users. 

Section 1: Accessing Folder Permissions
Section 2: Modify Existing Permissions
Section 3: Add User or Group Permissions
Section 4: Remove User or Group Permissions
Section 5: Basic Permissions Defined

Accessing Folder Permissions:

1. Navigate to the Share (S:) network drive, then open the folder named Drop Folders
Quick Path: \\\nesc\Share\Drop Folders

2. Right-click on your folder, then select Properties

3. The folder Properties windows will open. Click on the Security tab. You will see a list of users or groups. Highlight to view permissions. To change permissions, click Edit

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Modify Existing Permissions

1. Follow steps 1-3 in Section 1.

2. On the Permissions window, select the user, then check the boxes next to the permissions you wish the user to have (alternatively, uncheck the boxes you do not wish the user to have) then click OK.

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Add User or Group Access Permissions

1. Follow Steps 1-3 in Section 1

2. In the Permissions window, select Add.

3. In the Select Users, Computers, Service Account, or Groups window, fill in the username of the individual you wish to assign access to (Ex. Jon Smith = jsmith), then click Check Names.
The full domain username should automatically populate if typed correctly.
Then click OK

4. Highlight the user, then select the permissions (in this case the user has been given Full Control which subsequently checks all boxes). Then click OK

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Remove a User or Group Permissions

1. Follow Steps 1-3 in Section 1.

2. Highlight the user you wish to remove from accessing the folder. Click Remove, then select OK

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Basic Permissions
There are basic and advanced permissions.

The basic permissions include: 
  1. Full Control: allows you to read, write, modify, execute, delete, change attributes, permissions, and take ownership of the file. This includes the ability to change permission settings to all files and subdirectories.
  2. Modify: allows you to read, write, modify, execute, and change the file’s attributes. This includes deleting or adding files to a directory, or file properties to a file.
  3. Read & Execute: allows you to display the file’s data, attributes, owner, and permissions, and run the file if its a program.
  4. List folder contents: allows you to view names of files and subfolders within a folder. 
  5. Read: allows you to open the file, view its attributes, owner, and permissions. 
  6. Write: allows you to write data to the file, append to the file, and read or change its attributes.

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