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Windows 7: Can't undo addition of Deny in Change Permissions on Network drive

21 Sep 2017   #1

Windows 7 Proffessional 64-bit
Can't undo addition of Deny in Change Permissions on Network drive

Hello everyone,
I was trying to change the properties of a networked drives subfolder so that the subfolder and its files could not be deleted. I was following the instructions listed at Protect files from being deleted - Microsoft Community

However, when I completed all the steps and clicked okay I got an error message from Windows, I don't recall the exact message but it ended with "access denied". I tried doing the same steps over thinking something had gone wrong and ended up getting the same error message. Thing is, when I went into the subfolder in question and tried to delete the blank text document I'd created a message pops up that "file access denied, you need permission to perform this action. You require permission from PCH-200\nmt to make changes to this file" and below that message the properties of the file are listed.

I then went to try to reverse the steps I took to add that deny permission but could not find it listed, under the Advanced Security Settings for video menu there are only 3 permissions listed which are all "allow" permissions. If I select Everyone and then click edit I see that all the boxes in the left side "allow" column are checked and none in the right side "deny".

I tried the same steps over again and again got an error message, this time stating "an error occurred while applying information to Z:\video. Access is denied." When I click the continue I got another error message saying "unable to save permission changes on Video, access is denied" with the option to retry or cancel, I clicked retry and the message disappeared and I noticed the Advanced Security Settings for video menu only had the 3 original allow permissions listed.

The folder I made the changes to was a seldom used empty folder. Before I go making this change to other folders I want to make sure I'm doing it right so any info you all can provide on this matter is greatly appreciated!

FYI, PCH-200\nmt refers to the hard drive inside my media player, the media player is a Popcorn Hour C-200 and the drive set up as a networked drive. I'm also using Windows 7.

FYI I've attached a screenshot of the folders current Advanced Security Settings.

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21 Sep 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

You dontshow all permisions but is this a ntfs drive as linux has control? you never ever do a deny until you have set allow first if you deny everyone even admins are a member of everyone. You will have to take ownership of the folder
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