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file and folder permissions?

bullred

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#1
i'm haveing problems assigning ownership to files and folders i transfer on a user's C drive. could someone direct me to a source that can help me with this?

It's not the files under her profile i speak of, their ok. but when i transferred her c drive data, she has no rights to modify them on the new PC i provided her. and she could on her older PC. (BTW,it's been wiped clean)

thanks for the help, BR
 

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bullred

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thanks, pretty informative. i forgot this was Vista there for a second, i meant XP.

Also---i need the permissions set for ALL the data folders and files on the C drive. is there a way to grant permission to all of them at once?

this user has got many folders and files on her C drive and has no time to do them one at a time. thx--BR
 

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#4
What exactly are you trying to do with the files?
 

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What exactly are you trying to do with the files?
giveing her permission to modify or delete them. presently she can't, since i transferred her data across to her new PC.
That's odd, perhaps that in itself is a problem? Shouldn't she be able to edit/delete them anyway? Does she not have an administrator account or something?

I don't think the files should lock up when you transfer them...
 

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bullred

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#7
What exactly are you trying to do with the files?
giveing her permission to modify or delete them. presently she can't, since i transferred her data across to her new PC.
That's odd, perhaps that in itself is a problem? Shouldn't she be able to edit/delete them anyway? Does she not have an administrator account or something?

I don't think the files should lock up when you transfer them...
nooo, they don't lock up. i can't give her an admin account it's against company rules. i had this conversation earlier with another tech here and he didn't have a clue either. i'm gonna break down and ask the lead tech tomorrow. didn't wanna do that (just doesn't look good to get other people to solve my case's) but the client awaits.:rolleyes:
 

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I was under the impression that there was an option to apply to all sub files/folders in there somewhere, Though I haven't had to take ownership of any files in awhile.

This is a rather peculiar situation :confused:...
 

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bullred

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I was under the impression that there was an option to apply to all sub files/folders in there somewhere, Though I haven't had to take ownership of any files in awhile.

This is a rather peculiar situation :confused:...
well, i can do it folder by folder, file by file, but i wanted a group policy set in motion---type of thing. group policy is the wrong words but i want it to take affect for the whole c drive. main reason is there are LOTS of these things. not just on this particular user but others i come across.

lately,(if i have time) i do them folder by folder, file by file but it get's old quick.
 

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Alright well, I'm pretty much stumped on this one as well, perhaps someone else will see it and have a solution for you!
 

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johngalt

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You can't do it for the entire C Drive because C also contains protected folders, such as \Program Files and \Windows. OK, let me rephrase that - you probably *could* do that but you would probably get pegged with several thousand UAC prompts for protected files and such when you tried to do it for the entire C drive and it got to \Program Files and \Windows.

Bets bet: Copy the entire folder structure into a new single folder (such as the clients name, using your admin account, and then change the permissions on that folder and all of *its* subfolders - thereby leaving intact all the folders that the OS created, like \Program Files. \Windows, etc.
 

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bullred

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You can't do it for the entire C Drive because C also contains protected folders, such as \Program Files and \Windows. OK, let me rephrase that - you probably *could* do that but you would probably get pegged with several thousand UAC prompts for protected files and such when you tried to do it for the entire C drive and it got to \Program Files and \Windows.

Bets bet: Copy the entire folder structure into a new single folder (such as the clients name, using your admin account, and then change the permissions on that folder and all of *its* subfolders - thereby leaving intact all the folders that the OS created, like \Program Files. \Windows, etc.
yup, i guess i didn't clarify. i didn't mean the program files or system files, just the data files she use's. (pdf,dwg,ms office stuff,engineering files,etc.) but you may have something. if i copy all these files under HER profile, it will still showup on the C drive---right? it kinda needs to showup there like it was before on her old PC. thats the only way i can think of where she'll have immediate ownership of these files to do with as she please's.
 

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I meant this:


  1. Copy them all into a new folder
  2. change permissions on new folder *and* subs
  3. copy back to root directory.
 

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bullred

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I meant this:


  1. Copy them all into a new folder
  2. change permissions on new folder *and* subs
  3. copy back to root directory.
ok, so i can take them out of this folder and copy them back to root. a list of files will be seen by the user? with the permissions changed?

OR-----taking them OUT of this folder,putting back on the c drive---will disregard the permissions i gave them?

i would just try it except the user is always working and i've remoted in twice without a fix. soooo, i want to know it works.;)
 

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The entire C drive is not protected the way Program Files and Windows folders are. However, in order to change permissions on a large set, it is probably a lot easier for you if you have one main directory to work on - and since I am assuming that she has many different directories in C: with files (my mother is notorious for doing that even when I provided her with a second HD in the computer and then alter an external drive) - copy all of those folders into a single folder, then change the permissions and ownership of that folder *and* sub folders and files, then copy them back to C:.
 

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