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File Permissions and Read Only

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    File Permissions and Read Only


    Two user accounts, both administrator level. I have a file in my documents that my wife's account can READ but cannot SAVE. I've gone in through User Accounts and given her account full permissions (full control with all the boxes checked), but it always reverts back to her not being able to save any file in my directory.

    FWIW, I have all accounts on a separate D:\ drive. Only windows 8 and programs are on C:\.

    Also, Read only status. I see the dot (not a check) when I select properties from "my documents". I remove the dot, task window comes up and all the file names whiz by. Then, I look and ... again, the dot is present.

    What is the purpose of the dot vs the check mark. They seem to have the identical effect on sub-directories and files within sub-directories.

    Please and Thank You,

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbongard View Post
    Two user accounts, both administrator level. I have a file in my documents that my wife's account can READ but cannot SAVE. I've gone in through User Accounts and given her account full permissions (full control with all the boxes checked), but it always reverts back to her not being able to save any file in my directory.

    FWIW, I have all accounts on a separate D:\ drive. Only windows 8 and programs are on C:\.

    Also, Read only status. I see the dot (not a check) when I select properties from "my documents". I remove the dot, task window comes up and all the file names whiz by. Then, I look and ... again, the dot is present.

    What is the purpose of the dot vs the check mark. They seem to have the identical effect on sub-directories and files within sub-directories.

    Please and Thank You,

    Jim
    Perhaps if you can post a picture of where this problem is occurring. There are a few places where you can change the permissions but I'm not sure which one you are talking about.
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