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Set write permissions in Windows network folders

Learn the steps to take for setting write permissions for users in Windows network folders while maintaining Windows security.

Is it possible to set permissions on a folder so that users can write files to the folder but not overwrite any permissions?

You can set this permission by first granting the user permission to Read/Execute, List Folder Contents and Read and Write on the given folder. Then, select the Advanced button on the Security properties dialog box, highlight the user's or group's name and select Edit (or Add if the user or group is not listed) and explicitly Deny the right to Append Data.

This was last published in January 2008

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