Windows 10: Recommended ntfs permissions for (internal) _data_ drive?
Recommended ntfs permissions for (internal) _data_ drive?
I've installed win 10 on my new SSD, c:
I had a drive in my old computer that has all my data, now d:
I changed the location of my documents/videos/pictures/music/etc to point to the appropriate d:/users/user/directory/ but immediately had permissions problems.
I'm logging in with a hotmail account. That account is now the owner of files/folders on the drive.
When I use a program it invariable cannot save/write new files unless I give the owner modify permissions. This is true for keepass, firefox and photoshop (among the many others I've probably yet to come across)
I always hesitate when I am having to grant permissions so I ask:
Is this normal behaviour for data directories? What should the permissions be?
I want things as safe as reasonably possible.
Did you use the process in File Explorer to change the location of those Folders? I believe there's a Tutorial on this Forum about how to do that. Did you then change preferences/options is the involved programs to point to that new location?
Tip: when mentioning where a file or Folder is located one would use the backslash \\\\ in the path. That is a standard that goes back quite a ways. The forward slash //// is prevalent in URLs/Web addresses.
I'm reluctant to mention NTFS, usually is the formatting of the drive/s and not a program as we know it.
To change the location of the folders I went to the default location (e.g., c:\users\me\music), right clicked it, chose the location tab, replaced the existing with the new location on d: It appears to work as far as opening the correct directory (with files) when I click one of the default links in explorer.
Also, I changed the preferences in windows to use "d:"
Also, yes, I changed the preferences in programs to use the new location.
Sorry for the forward slashes ... don't know why I did that, I go back quite a ways too (too much linux lately I guess).
Also, I right clicked the d drive and changed the owner from default (system, I think it was) over to my login user (security>advanced>change owner with checkbox options).
Lastly, applied modify permissions to the drive for that user (instead of these 4: Read&Execute, List Folder Contents, Read, and Write)
I have had similar problems in the past with Win7 and have solved it in a similar way ... even though it made me feel a bit insecure making the blanket permission change.
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