File and Folder permissions

Special Permissions Full ControlModifyRead & ExecuteList Folder Contents(folders only)ReadWrite

Traverse Folder/Execute File

x

x

x

x

 

 

List Folder/Read Data

x

x

x

x

x

 

Read Attributes

x

x

x

x

x

 

Read Extended Attributes

x

x

x

x

x

 

Create Files/Write Data

x

x

 

 

 

x

Create Folders/Append Data

x

x

 

 

 

x

Write Attributes

x

x

 

 

 

x

Write Extended Attributes

x

x

 

 

 

x

Delete Subfolders and Files

x

 

 

 

 

 

Delete

x

x

 

 

 

 

Read Permissions

x

x

x

x

x

x

Change Permissions

x

 

 

 

 

 

Take Ownership

x

 

 

 

 

 

Synchronize

x

x

x

x

x

x

 Important

Groups or users granted Full Control on a folder can delete any files in that folder regardless of the permissions protecting the file.

Note

Although List Folder Contents and Read & Execute appear to have the same special permissions, these permissions are inherited differently. List Folder Contents is inherited by folders but not files, and it should only appear when you view folder permissions. Read & Execute is inherited by both files and folders and is always present when you view file or folder permissions.

For information on setting permissions and descriptions of each special permission, see Related Topics.

In Windows XP Professional the EVERYONE group no longer includes the ANONYMOUS LOGON group.

Related Topics

Special permissions for files and folders

Set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions



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