Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot access
to files and folders.
Configure, manage, and troubleshoot file
Windows 2000 uses compression similar to
DriveSpace in windows 98, but unlike
DriveSpace which compress entire volumes, it
can compress individual files and folders.
You can compress files and folders only on
drives formatted with NTFS, also compressed
files and folders cannot be encrypted
If you add or copy a file into a compressed
folder, it is compressed automatically. If
you move a file from a different NTFS drive
into a compressed folder, it is also
compressed. However, if you move a file from
the same NTFS drive into a compressed
folder, the file retains its original state,
either compressed or uncompressed.
To compress a file or folder
In explorer select the file or folder
you want to compress, choose properties
Check the Compress contents to save disk
To remove compression from a file or folder,
follow directions above and uncheck the
Compress contents to save disk space box
Control access to files and folders by
In Windows 2000, new files and new
subfolders inherit permissions from the
folder in which they are created.
You can set file permissions only on
drives formatted with NTFS.
To change permissions, you must be the
owner or have been granted permission to
do so by the owner.
Groups or users granted Full Control for
a folder can delete files and subfolders
within that folder regardless of the
permissions protecting the files and
If the check boxes under Permissions are
shaded, the file or folder has inherited
the permissions from the parent folder,
as in the graphic below.
Permissions on drives formatted with NTFS:
From Windows Explorer, right-click the file
or folder select properties, and then click
Security. Select add or remove to add users
or groups and the basic permissions to grant