Access Rights

Most networks will have been set up with 'access rights'. This means the administrator has set up each person who can log on, with the right to access certain files and folders. For instance, you may have a personal folder in which you have the right to open, read, write, create and delete files.

Other parts of the network may have files you can only read but not write. And finally there will be areas that you cannot enter at all. In which case a message will often pop up to inform you "You do not have sufficient access rights" or something similar.

You may also inherit access rights by being assigned to a 'group'. For example, the admin may have set up a student group and set access rights to the group. Then, once you become a member, you automatically get the same access rights.

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