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File and folder permissions inside workgroup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mitjko, Feb 11, 2009.

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  1. Mitjko

    Mitjko Thread Starter

    Apr 4, 2005
    I have a couple of computers set up in the network. They're all inside the same workgroup.
    Every folder I share is visible by everyone.
    Now I want to define permissions on only one folder which containes files only to be editable (modified) by, let say, one computer.
    So I need to define special peermissions for this particular folder.
    However I came accros to a problem. In network neighbourhood I can see all computers and their share folder and they see my shared files. But when I want to define special permissions on only one folder (one user can write and read, the rest is read only access), I cannot see other computers in the "Select user or groups" window just as shown in the attached picture.

    One friend of mine told me that this is only possible when computers are on domain. It is really hard for me to understand that permissions cannot be defined for each folder and for each network user separately.

    Can you give me any advice?


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  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Permissions are configured for local users on the machine, not network users or machines.
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