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How to Configure Folder Permissions in Windows?

by Lily Evans Accounting Expert

Usually you don’t have to worry about the permissions in Windows because the permissions are already taken by the operating system. Now, each user has their own profile and their own set of permissions which safeguards their files and folders from unauthorized access. But at times, users are supposed to manually configure the permissions on a set of files and folders to safeguard from other users accessing the data without your permission. However, usually users might end up with QuickBooks Error 1321 when the windows permissions for the folder containing the file are set to restrict access. In this blog we have covered all the important facts that are required to configure folder permissions in Windows.


Getting issues while configuring Folder permissions in Windows? If yes, then reach out to our experts.


What should you do to configure Folder permissions in Windows?

Below we have listed some of the simple steps to configure folder permissions in Windows without any hassle:


Step 1: Create a New Folder:-

  • Firstly, click on the Windows Start menu and select the Computer option.

  • As a result, the computer window opens up on your screen. From there select the shared drive as per your area or department.

  • After this, navigate to the area where you want the new folder.

  • Go to the menu bar, click on the New Folder. By doing so, a new folder will be generated with the security permissions of its parent.

  •  Now, in the newly created folder, type the desired folder name and hit the Enter key.


Step 2: Accessing the Properties Dialog Box:- 

While working in the Windows 7 operating system you are supposed to work from the Properties dialog box. To access the properties dialog box go through the below listed steps:


  • Click the Start menu and then go to Computer.

  • Soon after this, choose the file or folder that you want to adjust /view permissions for.

  • Then, right-click on the folder or file and select the Properties option. 


Step 3: Granting Access to a file or folder:-

Once you have generated a new folder or whether you are using an existing folder you have to detect to whom you want to give access to files and folders. While giving access make sure that you don’t give rights for new folders to all those people who have rights for the parent (original) file. You must give access to the file or folders to the specific users only to protect from unauthorized access. And thus it prevents you from QuickBooks Error 1321:


  • Firstly, access the Properties dialogue box and then click on the Security Tab.

  • Click the Edit option and the Security tab opens in the new window. 

  • Select the Add option and then the Select Users, Computers or Groups dialog box appears on your screen.

  • Within the text box of Enter the object name you have to enter the name of the user or group that will have access to the folder.

  • Click Ok and the Properties window appears and then once again select OK on the Security window.


Step 4: Setting Permissions:-  

Once you have assigned the access to the folder to the group or individual then you have to set permissions for the new users. While setting up the permissions you have to decide what level of access you want to assign to the users. 


Note: Folder permissions can only be changed by the owner or by someone who has granted permissions by the user. 


  • Access the Properties window and then click on the Security tab.

  • After that, select the Edit option.

  • Then, within the group or username section you have to select the users for which you have to set the permissions. 

  • In the Permissions section, use the appropriate checkboxes to select the appropriate permission level.

  • Thereafter click Apply followed by the Ok option. 


Step 5: Advanced Folder Level Permissions:

  • Access the Properties dialog box and then click on the Security tab.

  • After that, select the Advanced option located at the bottom right at the Properties window. 

  • Choose the Change Permissions button and then select the appropriate user. Else you can click the Add option and enter the name of the user that will have access to the folder manually.

  • Click the Edit option to open the Permissions entry dialog box.

  • Mark the checkboxes to set the appropriate permissions in the Permissions section.

  • Now, from the Apply to: pull down list, you need to select what level of permissions you wish to assign to the users. Further, click OK.

  • In the Advanced Security Setting dialog box, click OK.

  • Thereafter, select OK from the duplicate Advanced Security Settings

  • At last, in the Properties dialog box, click OK.


Wrapping It Up!!

We hope that the aforementioned steps will help you to configure folder permissions in Windows. And thus prevents the QuickBooks Error 1321. If you are still facing any difficulty then we suggest you to get in touch with our experts.


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