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Windows 7: What should Temp directory permissions be?

01 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
What should Temp directory permissions be?

Hi Folks,

I just solved a problem I had with the "send to -> compressed folder" functionality by adding ADMINISTRATORS to the permissions (full access) for the c:\users\username\local\appdata\temp directory. Prior to this, there were no permissions set for any users for that directory at all, for some reason.

My question: what *should* be the permissions for that directory? I've solved my zip creation issue, but I don't want to create other problems as a result.


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01 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Normally, for the temporary folders that are in %localappdata%, the permissions are:
SYSTEM: full control
Administrators group: full control
Owner user: full control.

All of those are really inherited from the root of each user profile, so instead of setting permissions manually, thick the option "Include permissions from primary object" in the advanced options and choose to delete the current and replace with the inherited ones.

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 What should Temp directory permissions be?

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