NTFS Permissions


When you check the permissions on an NTFS folder, you see a double set of
permissions. The first set in parentheses refers to the directory itself and the
second set of parentheses refer to the contents of the directory ( but not to
contents in any subdirectories).



















Permission
Directory
Directory Contents
List
(RX)
Read and traverse directory
(not specified)
Read
(RX)
Read and traverse directory
(RX)
View data files and run applications in directory
Add
(WX)
Traverse directory, add files and subdirectories to
directory
(not specified) cannot read or change contents
Add & Read
(RWX)
Read and traverse directory, add files and
subdirectories to directory
(RX)
View data files and run applications in directory
Change
(RWXD)
Add, read, execute, modify, and delete directory
(RWXD)
Add, read, execute, modify, and delete directory
contents
Full Control
(RWXDPO)
Take ownership, change permissions, add, read,
execute, modify, and delete directory
(RWXDPO)
Take ownership, change permissions, add, read,
execute, modify, and delete directory contents
No Access
()
No access to directory
()
No access to directory
contents

There is also Special Directory Access and Special File Access. Special
Access allows you pick which combination of Read, Write, Execute, Delete, Change
Permission and Take Ownership

NTFS permissions for files include Read, Change, Full Control, Special Access
and No Access. Special access for files includes read, write, execute, delete,
change permission and take ownership.

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displays which NTFS files have alternate streams content

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IDs

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partition over 4GB during installation

Windows NT NTFS Directory
Compression

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