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Lesson 5. Permissions > Setting File and Folder Permissions

Setting File and Folder Permissions

In multiuser operating systems like Mac OS X, at the operating system level, permissions control user access to particular files and folders and protect core operating system files from inadvertent edits. At the user level, permissions determine whether other users are allowed to access the files and folders that you create.

Each file and folder in the file system is automatically associated with an owner and a group when it is created. At any time, however, the owner or an administrator can choose File > Get Info (Command-I) in the Finder to set permissions. It is useful to remember that permissions limit access to the contents of the file or folder, which can lead to unexpected access issues. You will learn more about access limits later in this lesson.


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