How to replace an account with another account in the shared folder/file permissions list?

The Modify Permissions feature allows you to replace an existing account with single or multiple accounts by retaining the same permissions in the permissions list. You can replace accounts on specified levels of sub-folder and also replace accounts on sub-folders that match the specified search pattern.


Click on button.

The Modify Permissions window will be displayed.
Step 1: Select folder/file path
Step 2: Select an account and click Replace
  • Select an account from the Basic or Advanced permissions account list.
  • Click Replace button. The Accounts Selection window will be displayed as shown below.
  1. Select the user or group, for which you wish to replace the selected account in the folder/file permissions list.
  2. To configure user / group accounts, click Click here to add user or group accounts link.
  • Replace accounts on sub-folders: This option will replace accounts on sub-folders of the selected folder.
  • Include files present inside folders: This option will replace accounts on files present inside the selected folder.
  • Use Set Search Pattern option to perform replace permissions for sub-folders that match certain pre-defined conditions like Folder name starts with, Folder name ends with. Example Folder name starts with test, Folder name ends with share.
  • Click OK button in the Folder Search Options window.
  • Use Set Folder Levels option to replace the accounts in the selected levels of sub-folder(s) in the shared folder.
  • Apply upto N level(s) of sub-folder(s) in the shared folder : This option will replace the account with the selected account on sub-folders which are upto specified folder traversal level.
  • Apply only Nth level of sub-folder(s) in the shared folder : This option will replace the account in sub-folders which are in the specified traversal level only.
  • Apply folders after N level(s) of sub-folder(s) in the shared folder : This option will replace the account in sub-folders which are after the nth traversal level of the selected folder.
  • Apply only leaf nodes in the shared folder : This option will replace the account with the selected account in the last child leaf nodes without affecting the parent folder’s permissions.
  • Click OK button in the Folder Levels window. The Accounts Selection window will be displayed as shown below:
  • Click Replace button in the Accounts Selection window.
  • Click Yes to replace the selected account.
  • The updated permissions list will be displayed as shown below: