Troubleshooting Permissions Problems

If you use only the Sharing wizard to manage permissions, and if you use default settings in Windows Explorer, you’re unlikely to run into NTFS permission roadblocks. But if you veer from this path you might sometimes be flummoxed, wondering why you can’t access a particular file or folder.

Permissions and File Operations

Sorting out NTFS permissions is complex enough for a static file. But ordinary file management tasks such as moving and copying files can change permissions, which can have unintended and confusing consequences. In fact, even when a user has been granted Full Control permissions for a given folder, he or she might encounter an "access denied" error message when trying to open, rename, delete, ...

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