Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: NTFS Security for external drive Sync


04 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
NTFS Security for external drive Sync

I have a laptop and a desktop which are both running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have several software packages that generate large amounts of data (450GB +) on both machines. I primarily keep the data in "My Documents" (Libraries) on the desktop, but I also need to edit it from the laptop almost daily when I'm away from home.

The laptop drive isn't large enough to hold all of the info I have in "Libraries" so I store data on the external drive and synchronize it (using Alway Sync) with my desktop PC almost nightly.

In order to allow the laptop and desktop to both access the data, the top level security for the external drive is set to "Everyone" "Full Control".

I would like to know how to set up the security so that I can edit any file on the external drive from either the laptop or the desktop, but so that if I hand a buddy the drive so they can copy things, they can only access a single top level folder that I put shared files in.

In other words, I will have two folders in the root of the external drive. One called "Narnian's Docs" and the other called "Shared Docs". Everything I normally keep in "Libraries" on the desktop goes in "Narnian's docs". If I want to give someone at work a file, I copy it to "Shared Docs". They can read or write to "Shared Docs" but they can't open "Narnian's docs" without taking NTFS Ownership.


What is the "correct" way to set up the security for this drive?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 NTFS Security for external drive Sync




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: NTFS Security for external drive Sync
Thread Forum
External Hard drive fat32 to NTFS? General Discussion
Automatic sync when external hard drive is plugged in Backup and Restore
NTFS or FAT32 with External Hard Drive? Hardware & Devices
Security Cameras & External Hard Drive Hardware & Devices
Simple NTFS vs FAT External Drive Question General Discussion
How can I format my external drive to NTFS? Hardware & Devices
Update for external NTFS drive Windows 7 Pre-Beta News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33