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Changing permissions on folders (and subfolders)

Hi,

I need to recursively change the permissions on folders (and sub-folders) in my Inbox. Is there a way to do this without doing:
Right click on Folder
Click Properties
Click Permission Tab
do the change.

All in all I have about 100 folders...that's a lot of clicking :(

Thanks in advance

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M031097Author Commented:
I have sub-folders within the sub-folders as well.
So I need to be able to set in on the top folder and the permissions should be on all below.
set it recursively
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jessnjeffCommented:
Setting the permissions on the Top Folder will set the permissions on all SubFolders, however, you will need to set the properties using the Rightclick
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M031097Author Commented:
No it does not set it for the sub folders. That is the problem.
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Asta CuCommented:
Curious which version of Outlook is in use; and if applicable Service Patches have been applied.  Since version is unclear as well as some pertinent environment details, here are some links that "may" help to get you started.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q195867&

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q229962

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];Q302849
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M031097Author Commented:
Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR-(9.0.0.5414) is what
Help-About Micosoft Outlook shows
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KoenChange and Transition ManagerCommented:
If you create subfolder than the rights get inhereted from the parent folder.

So a workaround could be to recreate the folder(s) and move all items into the new ones...

Or else maybe it can be done with code (but I can't help you with that).
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M031097Author Commented:
well...recreating the folders is about as much job as to do all the clicking so that's not really an option.

Too bad you can't record macros in outlook, that would solve my problem a bit faster at least.
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jessnjeffCommented:
Just clarifying, are you testing the permissions by looking @ the properties of the subfolders, or are you having the user try to access the folder?
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M031097Author Commented:
properties
all folders are already created
I have to add the permissions for a new user to have access to these folders.
I thought that if you added the user in the top folder, all sub-folders would inherit these permissions, but aparently that only works when you create new folders.
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jessnjeffCommented:
The subfolders should inherit the permissions, but you do not see the 'delegate' in the permissions view of the subfolders
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M031097Author Commented:
hmm
but I do not have permission to open it if I don't
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KoenChange and Transition ManagerCommented:
jess

I have to disagree with you... when setting the permissions on the parent folder on my system the child folders don't inherate the rights!

when you create a folder, they do.
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KoenChange and Transition ManagerCommented:
M

Have you tried creating a new parent folder (leave it empty and set the rights) and then move the subfolders in to that parent (simple click and drag)

It seems to work for me.
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KoenChange and Transition ManagerCommented:
Sorry, it needs a bit more work

Move the folders to a personal folder first.
The create the parent with the correct permissions.

then move all the folders into the new parent
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M031097Author Commented:
That's...well it's a work around, not really a practical solution.
Maybe I can do that, but what if there are other users who should use these folders?

I have fixed it with a macro combined with finger exercise ;-) however, I still would like to find a good way to do this.

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bruintjeCommented:
Hello M

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
if not stated otherwise

my recom will be
-PAQ and refund (could you post some code here???)
-this will be finalized by an EE Moderator
-with no further update (26.10.2002)

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS ANSWER

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JgouldCommented:
Question has been closed as per recommendation

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