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Understanding Rights and Permissions in XP

Two types of privileges that are used by XP to control access are
rights and permissions. You may be wondering what the difference is.
Rights allow a user to perform an action like logging on or changing
certain settings. Permissions allow the user to access objects such
as drivers, files, folders and printers. Permissions can be further
broken into two types: NTFS permissions and shared folder
permissions.
Shared folder permissions determine who can access an object across
the network. You set them by right clicking the object and selecting
Sharing and Security, then clicking the Sharing tab. NTFS
permissions apply to others accessing the object, whether over the
network or sitting at the local machine logged on with a different
user account. As the name implies, they can only be used on
partitions that are formatted in NTFS. You set them by once again
right clicking and selecting Sharing and Security, and this time
clicking the Security tab.
If you're running XP Home Edition, you won't see a Security tab -
unless you boot into Safe Mode.

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