The paper "Shared Folder vs. NT File System Permissions" is a brilliant example of coursework on information technology. Sharing permissions in windows computers are available for both drivers and folders depending on the degree of access allowed by the user. NT File System (NTFS) permissions are used in drives that are formatted with NTFS. The permission is granted at the Windows logon and applies to all users irrespective of the location. Shared permission and NTFS permission have one thing in common: preventing unauthorized access. Shared Folder vs. NTFS PermissionsShaded folder permissions become effective when folders are being accessed across multiple user accounts or over a network.
They are used in managing computers having a FAT32 file system or those that are not using the NTFS file system. Shared folders help network users to access file resources. Share permission settings have the following options: Full Control, Read & Change. However, NTFS permission provides security in a wide range because it can be assigned to individual files and folders. NTFS permission controls access to both networks and on local computers. The available account options include Individual users, specific or group users.
For instance, in the application folder, shared permissions allow Read permission to the user's group. However, NTFS permission allows Read, Read and Execute to the user’ s group. NTFS can hold up to 255 characters long in files and folder names. Names are not case-sensitive in NTFS but are case-preserving. However, when a POSIX application is used in the file name, it will be case-sensitive. It can support partitions greater than 400MB due to the overhead involved. NTFS supports compression of files where it can reduce the text file size by 50%.
NTFS partition permits access of files by Macintosh users. NTFS provides various merits pertaining to security as well as functionality with the help of reparse points. NTFS provides security as its primary merits. NTFS requires a smaller default cluster size, therefore, by reducing cluster size it will improve the efficiency of storage as it will reduce sector slack. However, NTFS partition can increase the fragmentation of files that will affect the output (Shapiro & Jeffrey, 2008, p. 460). NTFS provides support to disk quotas which help in the management of the storage space.