These days, I live and breath using external USB hard drives. As portable hard drives get larger, my external drives are all ending up with NTFS systems.
Consider 5 computers:
- Work PC
- Home development/email PC
- Media Center PC
- Client's PC
- Wife's PC
I am beginning to notice that if I create a folder or file on one PC, it can not be accessed on any of the others unless I use Admin Rights to take ownership.
I've learned from another thread that this is because of Access Control Lists (ACLs) that the NTFS system is set up with.
I know very little about ACLs, and a search on here for information on how to set them has pulled up little (possibly because I do not know what terms to search for).
Is there a way that I can edit the ACL in Windows so that any file or folder I create that is not below the
C:\Users directory has Read/Write enabled to Everyone?
I create a folder called
Folder 1on the
F:\using my Media Center PC.
When I plug that drive into my Home PC, I should be able to read, write or delete whatever I want on
I develop a database application for my client. Build it, test it, then copy that over to
When I plug that drive into Bill's PC, I should be able to go right in to the
BillsAppfolder and install the application I've written for him without Windows telling me Access Denied!