Setting up permissions to a folder for a specified user in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 is useful for local user accounts in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. For example, you can manage permissions for your own Windows FTP server (built-in Windows FTP-server or Filezilla FTP-server) to get access to your private cloud / iCloud via FTP or a child account using a Windows 8 local account or to allow access to a member of your home network group to a sole dedicated folder.
Here’s how to set up the permissions to a folder for a specified user in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
- Open Windows Explorer and look for the folder you want to change the permissions, e.g. the folder C:\FTP-Server or c:\users that your FTP users or you will be accessing. First make a left click on the folder and then a right click on the folder and select ‘Properties‘ on the menu which expanded.
- Select tab ‘Security‘ and click on ‘Edit‘.
- The ‘Security‘ is now editable. Click on ‘Add…‘.
- Add to the field ‘Enter the object names to select‘ a known user / user group or the user you created just before, following the step-by-step guide ‘Setting Up A Local User Account in Windows 8.1‘ with appropriate permissions. Click on ‘Check names‘ and after that on ‘OK‘ if your username or user group was found.
- Last, but not least, you should choose the permissions (full control, modify, read & execute,…) and click on ‘OK‘. Done!
Now you set up permissions to a folder for a specified user in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. If you want to add another user or change the permissions of a specified user later, you can easily modify this settings later by following this tutorial. Tell us your reason for setting up dedicated permissions! Would be very interesting to us!