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By what Windows username does CompleteFTP access the files on an FTP folder on an NTFS drive, if I have the FTP folder made available for a "non-windows user"?

The thing is, normally on an NTFS drive HostName\Users have Read access. Say, I have a F:\FTP folder as a root for a CompleteFTP installation's FTP data tree.

What I want to do, I want to completely remove all permissions to "Users" and "Everyone" on the whole F drive, leaving only default permissions to HostName\Administrators, CREATOR OWNER, and SYSTEM. Would that ruin access to the underlying CompleteFTP folder structure to CompleteFTP's "non-windows users"?

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By what Windows username does CompleteFTP access the files on an FTP folder on an NTFS drive, if I have the FTP folder made available for a "non-windows user"?


It access the windows file-system by whichever account is running the service. By default this user is the local SYSTEM account.

The thing is, normally on an NTFS drive HostName\Users have Read access. Say, I have a F:\FTP folder as a root for a CompleteFTP installation's FTP data tree. What I want to do, I want to completely remove all permissions to "Users" and "Everyone" on the whole F drive, leaving only default permissions to HostName\Administrators, CREATOR OWNER, and SYSTEM. Would that ruin access to the underlying CompleteFTP folder structure to CompleteFTP's "non-windows users"?


No, that should be fine. In CompleteFTP, Windows users access the file-system via the corresponding Windows accounts, and everyone else accesses it via the account that's running the service (i.e. SYSTEM). So if you're not using Windows users then it's safe to only give access to the account that's running the service.

- Hans (EnterpriseDT)
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