"Read & Execute" permissions RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I have the "Read & Execute" permission set to everyone in a production folder what all will that allow users to do?  We want them to be able to go to sub folders in the production folder.   
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:34 PM

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  • Hi Jpingleby,

    If you have set "Read& Execute“ permission to everyone on parent folder, and not disable inheritance permission on the subfolder, in theory, subfolder permission  should inherit the parent folder permission.

    Here are the steps you could take a look:

    On the parent folder containing all files you want to take full control of, do the following:

    1. Right Click on the Folder
    2. Select Properties
    3. Navigate to Security tab
    4. Press the Advanced button
    5. Press the Change Permissions.. button
    6. Give your username full control /read/write permission
    7. Make sure Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object is selected
    8. Click Ok, Ok, and then Ok again to acknowledge.

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    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Monday, August 7, 2017 8:43 AM
    Friday, July 14, 2017 6:59 AM