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Changing File Permissions

You can change your UBfs file permissions if you map a drive to your files, or if you are in a public computing site where it's already mapped as your s: drive.

Adding or Removing Permissions

  1. Open your networked drive. On public site computers, this is the S: drive.
  2. Right-click the file or folder for which you want to modify the permissions, then select Properties.
  3. Enter ad\ immediately followed by your UBITName in the User name field.
  4. Enter your UBITName password in the password field, then click OK.
  5. In tthe Enter the object names to select field, enter ad\ followed by the person's UBITName or the group name you want to be able to access the file. Click OK.
  6. The UBITName or group will appear at the top of the Properties window. Select the UBITName or group, then use the checkboxes to add or remove the desired permissions.

Additional Permissions

  1. Go to the mapped drive (this is the S: drive in public computing sites).
  2. Right-click and select Properties.
  3. Select the folder or file on which you want to change permissions.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Enter ad\ immediately followed by your UBITName in the User name field.
  6. Enter your UBIT password in the Password field, then click OK.
  7. Select the person whose permissions you want to modify, then click Edit.
  8. Choose the permissions you want to add or remove, then click OK.
  9. Click OK again.
  10. Click Apply.

Still need help?

Don't know your UBITName or password? Call 716-645-3542, visit one of our two walk-in locations, or send a message.

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