File and Folder Permissions

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 -> technet.microsoft.com

The following table lists the access limitations for each set of special NTFS permissions.

Special permissions Full Control Modify Read & Execute List Folder Contents (folders only) Read Write
Traverse Folder/Execute File x x x x
List Folder/Read Data x x x x x
Read Attributes x x x x x
Read Extended Attributes x x x x x
Create Files/Write Data x x x
Create Folders/Append Data x x x
Write Attributes x x x
Write Extended Attributes x x x
Delete Subfolders and Files x
Delete x x
Read Permissions x x x x x x
Change Permissions x
Take Ownership x
Synchronize x x x x x x
ImportantImportant
Groups or users granted Full Control permission on a folder can delete any files in that folder regardless of the permissions protecting the file.
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