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Windows 7: Folder permissions

31 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Could you try my batch file and see if it helps your issue?

Run the bat as an administrator!

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31 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC - Windows XP

I'll look into it tomorrow, I'll have plenty of time then.
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31 Jul 2009   #13

Win 7 7264 x64

I had this problem, and found out just gaining permanent access every re-install just piles extra groups and user names to the access list.

To fix it permanently:
Right click on the folder.
Go to properties.
Go to security tab:
Hit the advanced button
Hit the Change Permissions button

Remove all accounts that have /{2d8f6g34**** type strings.
Those are previous accounts that you gave permanent access.

You want it to look how regular non problem folders have their groups and users. *example, attached picture*

Check both boxes:
[x] Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent
[x] Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object.

Hit apply. There should be no problems after that.

Sorry for the large picture.
I'm using a 1920x1080 monitor with 125% DPI.

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31 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC - Windows XP

Excellent! Problem solved. I hadn't tried checking the child object permission box before. For some reason it didn't occur to me to try that. There are a couple of folders that are still not under my ownership, but they are easily rectified. Many thanks for all the help and advice given :)
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01 Aug 2009   #15

vista x64/ win 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cleft View Post

Seems that changing the ownership affects the parent, and all subfolders and files, but granting someone access to the parent, only gives them access the parent and not subfolders too, even if full control is allowed.

Of course it's not a problem that cannot be sorted, I can get access to these subfolders, it's just I wold have to allow access to each folder individually, which will take a loooooong time.
it's imperative you empty the Permissions list. This will in effect put the acl to a blank slate. Then add everyone as only permission.

If you leave other permisisons they can conflict, as some permissions exclude lower permissions.
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01 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7 RC - Windows XP

Yes, I have done that. I had done that before with one of the parent folders. I allowed only Everyone access and ownership, but the ownership filtered through to the subfolders, whereas permissions didn't, that's what was baffling me. The error of my ways, was that I hadn't checked the box/es in the change permission button, they removed any child protection that may have been present, and inherit permissions. For whatever reason, I hadn't tried that before it was suggested.

Thanks once again everyone for the help given.
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17 Jul 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Try This

I had the same after needing to rebuild my Windows 7 install but having 4 harddrives (1 primary for OS and Programs, and 3 others to handle all user files and backups). I had problems getting to be the "owner" and set security afterwards for shared folders (I am full admin, but kids have limited permissions to avoid things getting messed up), running into the problem that each change had to be done at the folder level. Some subfolders are 12 or more levels deep and 10tb worth of data in all - screw that!

Anyway, came across this little post elsewhere with a script that works aces for stripping out legacy ownership and giving me back my god-like feeling of authority!
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista
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26 Jan 2014   #18

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit

Huge thank you for the tip about an Everyone user. I had a corrupt version of windows 7 installed on a spare drive and it refused to propagate permission changes to sub-folders and files, despite checking that box. (Don't know if this is just a bug with the Administrators account or with Windows).
Yet creating a new Everyone account propagated the permissions perfectly and let me delete the b**** in one fell swoop.
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