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Windows 7: Permissions: Protect parent folder but full access to subfolders

01 Aug 2010   #1
metastasis

Windows 7
 
 
Permissions: Protect parent folder but full access to subfolders

I've been trying for a while to figure out permissions with no luck. Probably haven't googled the right questions, but I'm hoping you can help me.

My case is this. After installing Windows 7, I for some reason managed to delete a parent folder which was too big for the Recycle Bin and therefore I lost it. I'm trying to make sure this won't happen again, but still maintain full control of all subfolders and files (which I want to be able to delete). I'm sure it's easy, but it's driving me nuts. Also hoping I can do everything from the parent folder as there are a lot of subfolders.

I've deleted all the default permissions and added my own user name in Security: Group or user names. Then in Advanced permissions, I've tried a few different things I thought would work. For instance: Allow Full control for this folder, subfolders and files. Then: Replace all child object permissions from this object. Then I add a Deny Delete for This folder only. I suppose you can't Delete and Allow at the same time, but was hoping Deny would override it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!


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01 Aug 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metastasis View Post
I've been trying for a while to figure out permissions with no luck. Probably haven't googled the right questions, but I'm hoping you can help me.

My case is this. After installing Windows 7, I for some reason managed to delete a parent folder which was too big for the Recycle Bin and therefore I lost it. I'm trying to make sure this won't happen again, but still maintain full control of all subfolders and files (which I want to be able to delete). I'm sure it's easy, but it's driving me nuts. Also hoping I can do everything from the parent folder as there are a lot of subfolders.

I've deleted all the default permissions and added my own user name in Security: Group or user names. Then in Advanced permissions, I've tried a few different things I thought would work. For instance: Allow Full control for this folder, subfolders and files. Then: Replace all child object permissions from this object. Then I add a Deny Delete for This folder only. I suppose you can't Delete and Allow at the same time, but was hoping Deny would override it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
You'll have to define the permissions for child folders seperately so that they do not inherit permission settings from their parent folder.

It's just easier to use normal default permissions, and then remember to be more carefull when deleting files and folders...
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24 Oct 2011   #3
seysearles

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
 
 

Im trying to do the same thing and it is way too f#cking complicated!!!!
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24 Oct 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

See image below. Then set "Delete" to DENY. It will not carry over to subfolders or files.


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24 Oct 2011   #5
seysearles

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
 
 

If you do that it removes "Full Control" permissions from the folder and its not accessible. i.e it unchecks "Full control" etc. See attached image. Alternatively when you enable "Full Control" it unchecks "deny delete"


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24 Oct 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You are doing it wrong. Create a new entry, do not edit an entry.
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24 Oct 2011   #7
seysearles

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
 
 

Ok but I am prompted to "Enter the object name to select" (see attached). I have no idea what to name it so that it corresponds with my various user account or or whether I should remove the existing entries.

Thanks


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24 Oct 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just type in "Everyone" in the big box, that way NO one can delete it.
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24 Oct 2011   #9
seysearles

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
 
 

Once I have done that it wont let me open the folder.

See sequence in attached screengrabs.

If I press "Continue" it gives the folder "full access" and the delete capability is restored.


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24 Oct 2011   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Alright...you are really messing things up here. Remove the permissions you have set. Have the checkbox checked for "Include inheritable..." and "Replace..." click Apply. Once that returns the default permissions, add a new entry. Set "Apply to" and only select "Delete" under "Deny" then Ok.
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