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Windows 7: How to restrict user write/read permissions for a specific directory

25 Apr 2014   #1
yildizabdullah

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to restrict user write/read permissions for a specific directory

How do I enforce a standard user such that he/she can create files/folders within a specific directory (e.g., Desktop directory)? Any write access to the other directories should be denied.


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25 Apr 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yildizabdullah, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could add their user name to the permissions of the directory, and check "Deny" "Full Control" to prevent them from being able to open the directory.

Be careful though. If you deny a directory, it will also prevent them from being able to open the subfolders in that directory.

Here's a tutorial with more details on permissions. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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