When a file or folder is created, Windows assigns default permissions to that object or the creator can assign specific permissions.

Read is the minimum permission required to view effective permissions. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To view effective permissions on files and folders
  1. Open Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder for which you want to view effective permissions.

  2. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.

  3. Click Advanced, click the Effective Permissions tab, and then click Select.

  4. In Enter the object name to select (examples), enter the name of a user or group, and then click OK. The selected check boxes indicate the effective permissions of the user or group for that file or folder.

Additional considerations

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