Assigning Special Permissions

In some situations, you might want more fine-tuned control over a user’s or group’s permissions. For example, you may want to allow a user to add new files to a folder, but not new subfolders. Similarly, you may want to give a user full control over a file or folder, but deny that user the ability to change permissions or take ownership of the object.

For these more specific situations, Windows 8 offers a set of 14 special permissions for folders, and 13 special permissions for files:

Full Control—A user or group can perform any of the actions listed here.

Traverse Folder/Execute File—A user or group can open the folder to get to another folder, or can execute a program file.

List Folder/Read Data—A user or ...

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