Tips To Grant File Permissions in Windows® 7
What is the role of file permissions in the Windows 7 system? Suggest tips to grant file permissions in the Windows 7 Operating System.
File permission is one of the features included in the Windows 7 Operating System. The file permissions allow determining specific access rights for a file like file execution, writing to a file, reading from a file etc. If the permission to read or write a particular file is being removed, the user would not be able to open or even copy the particular file. Incorrect permission settings might cause issues with file sharing. The file system might be affected by a power interruption and it would lead to the permission issue. To delete the important files from a protected directory, you need to have administrative permissions. The files are protected with the permissions to prevent unauthorized access.
Following are tips to grant file permissions in the Windows 7 Operating System:
- Enable the ownership of the file
- Enable grant permission
- Allow only authentic user
Enable the ownership of the file
To enable the ownership of the file, you might locate the files and folders, then select ‘Properties’ and then a window would open. Then under the ‘Security’ tab, select the ‘Advance’ option and click on the 'Owner' tab in 'Advance Security Settings for User Windows'. You need to use NTFS file system to set permissions in individual files and in folders. Every file and folder on your hard disk has an associated set of permissions that determines who could read, write, or execute it.
Enable grant permission
Once you get ownership of files and folders, you need to grant permissions to those files and folders for accessing it. For that, locate the file or folders where you want to take ownership, then right click on it, and choose 'Properties'. Select the 'Edit' button in 'Properties' and click 'Ok' to confirm UAC elevation request. From the permission window, select 'User'. By doing this, you could access the files and folders in Windows 7 with full permission and with full control.
Only the authentic user could perform the file sharing and access the files in the Windows Operating System. You could add user names to the box if they are not already listed. Only the administrator account could change the file permission. Authentic person means you would be ‘admin’ and have all the rights to share the files and folders.
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