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XP Home Permissions Manager
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5th October, 2010

User Manager 2.3 and Permission Manager 2.5 released

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Now with 64 bit Windows 7/XP/Vista support, Security Zone control, improved performance and more.

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XP Home Permissions Manager
XP Home Permissions Manager

Date: 5 October, 2010
XP Home Permissions Manager 2.5-RELEASE

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New in this version:
- Full support of 64-bit Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
- Security Zone management
- Improved security management of groups of files


Permissions Manager is a Windows shell extension for extended control over files and folders permissions.
It can work on Windows XP Home and Vista Home systems where file/folder security dialog is missing. Also, this tool allows creating predefined sets of access control entries (presets) and applying these presets to file system objects.

With Permissions Manager you can limit access to programs, files and folders on your home computer to your children, or protect important documents or programs when computer is shared between several persons.

Another feature is Security Zone management, which is especially useful when you work with files downloaded from the Internet.

Permissions Manager adds "Security"/"Easy Security" tab to the "Properties" page of any object shell interacts with.

Version 2.5 runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008, Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).

Upgrade from previous versions if free. Just use your existing serial numbers.

What is "Easy Security" mode?

It is enhanced approach to security management. We have divided security change procedure into two stages:

  1. User creates a set of access control entries (called preset).
  2. User applies preset to a file system object.

This approach is useful for frequent security change operations. For example if you want to protect some downloads or documents from other users at home or at office desktop, you do not need to edit security settings for each object every time, you need to create a preset only once, then apply it to each new object.

Another way of appliance can be interesting for system administrators who want to let their users to control permissions of some objects in easy way. Administrator can create presets for users. Users will not need to know details about how it works; they will only need to know how to apply preset.

Security Zone management

Permission Manager can change the Security Zone of your files. When you download a file using a web browser, it may set the Security Zone Information in the file, informing the Operating System about the source of that file. You might be restricted in some operations with this file, e.g. launching it. To make things worse, 'Security Zone' information is kept when you copy the file, and can be propagated on all files in the downloaded archive when they are unpacked.

When the Security Zone was set for the file, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 show 'Unblock' button on the general properties screen. However, this button appears only in case you selected one file. It becomes routine to unblock several files, especially when they are in subfolders.

Here the Permission Manager can help. It allows you to set or remove the Security Zone for several files at once, or do it for all files in folder, recursively.

Quick start

  1. Install the software.
  2. Go to the control panel, open "Permissions manager" applet, select "Edit presets" tab. Click "Add" button to create new preset; edit name and description of the preset. Click "Edit DACL" button and specify permissions that will correspond to your new preset. Click "Apply" to save your changes at the moment or "OK" to save the changes and close the dialog.
  3. Open windows explorer, select object(s) (files or folders) to which you want to apply a preset. Right click the selection; choose "Properties" menu item. Open "Easy Security" tab in the property sheet. Select preset from the list (combo box) and press "Apply" or "OK" to apply it.


Permissions manager will not allow applying of any preset to the system drive, windows directory and current user's profile directory (except "My Documents" folder). It would be very easy to corrupt the system or to make own profile not accessible without this restriction.

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