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  • permissions for files within folders???

    hi, i'm using winxp pro and the hard disk is NTFS-formatted
    i realise that the folder permission does not affect anything within it.

    suppose say i wanna allow this folder to be fully controlled by all users,
    but somehow once i set that, i realised that one of the files (or many) inside is still restricted to only certain users

    i know i can select all files then change the properties right away, but i've too many folders and files to do that

    is there a shorter way?


    thx,
    gildan2020

  • #2
    rightclick folder ---> security --> advanced --> replace permission entries on all child objects......
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    • #3
      hmm...it seems to work partially
      i have observed one peculiar behaviour of this feature

      suppose say if one user, A, has created a folder inside folder MAIN using his account
      in the beginning, his folder's permission would definitely have his name in it

      when another user (let's call him B, with administrative powers) performs the permission exercise on MAIN, as mentioned by u, it would only work on folders created by B. the folder created by A was unaffected, his name is still there!

      is there a workaround to this?


      gildan2020

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      • #4
        First take ownership recursively and after that do the permissions replace.

        The point is that you can not change permissions of the object if you do not have full control over it or/and are not the owner. Being the administrator lets you take ownership of the objects. After you own the object, you can alter it's permissions.
        Guy Teverovsky
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Guy (aka Antid0t)
          First take ownership recursively and after that do the permissions replace.

          The point is that you can not change permissions of the object if you do not have full control over it or/and are not the owner. Being the administrator lets you take ownership of the objects. After you own the object, you can alter it's permissions.
          wow, that's wat i've been looking for
          thx a lot


          gildan2020

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