I need to give permissions to a Custom Group in Active Directory in such a way that the users of that group are able to see the folders and files that are present in the folder, but are not able to open the files. How can I do that?

I initially gave List folder contents permission, but that was only displaying the folders and not the files. On the other hand, when I give List folder contents permission for 'This folder, subfolders, and filesfrom underAdvanced Security Settings >> Permission Entry, I see that the permission is changed toRead and Execute`.

So, in a nut-shell, I need the user to be able to see the list of folders and files that are there in the folder to which I give this permission to, and not have any kind of read permission.

  • Shot in the dark, how about allowing that, then denying read permission? – Waleed Hamra Jun 19 '18 at 17:55
  • I have just added List folder options from Security tab of Folder Properties. With this, the user is able to see the list of only the folders and none of its contents. But, @WaleedHamra as you suggested, on removing Read permission from Special Permissions window, all the other permissions are also going away. – Dashamlav Jun 19 '18 at 18:03

The only error in your method is you're applying it to "This folder, subfolders, and files". Instead, give read & execute, read, traverse on "This folder and subfolders". They will have access to traverse folders, but can't read the contents of any file, unless some other group is giving them read permissions on the files.

  • I can't still see the files in the list. – Dashamlav Jun 19 '18 at 18:34
  • Can you take a screenshot of the security permission involved? – Waleed Hamra Jun 19 '18 at 20:29

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