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    Folder Permissions

    I need to set permissions on several folders to limit access. I've read that you simply right click the folder, go to permissions then to the Security tab. I only have a General tab and a Sharing tab. What do I need to do?

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    You do not have admin rights or you do not own these folders.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    Your absolutley right, but as the sole user and Administrator for the system I don't know why I don't have rights, or own the system.

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    Mike, what type of file system are you using? Security is not supported on anything other than NTFS, so if your partitions are FAT32 (or FAT) that's the problem.

    You can convert them into NTFS partitions but it makes a mess of your file structure.
    -Mark

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    Log in as "Administrator" and see what actions you can take.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    Quote "Security is not supported on anything other than NTFS"

    Not sure what you're trying to say here. Sure, in Win2k, you can only get native encryption with NTFS5. However, I run 2k on a FAT32 partition, and I can easily reproduce Mike's condition. If you're logged on as a non-admin (e.g. as a Guest) there are quite a few things it won't let you do. The obvious solution, as has been mentioned, is to always log on with admin privileges, fortunately not too difficult to do. Then, once you have selected 'Sharing' the Permissions tab becomes activated and you can set up your requirements.

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    Re: Folder Permissions

    Yes, I've done this. Established another account and denied that account permission to a folder. Logged off and back on as that account and it allowed me full access. I beleive the FAT32 vs. NTFS might be the answer. I need to use FAT32 so I can share files with other FAT systems.

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