Alter File Permissions
Posted on 2005-03-15
this is a wierd one. windows 2000 pro, desktop install. i have a folder created by an application install. i had to install the app as an admin, but want to be able to use everything in it as a power user. so i went to the main folder created, added user Everyone, gave Everyone all permissions, checked the "allow inheritable permissions from parent to propogate to this one", and clicked ok. after awhile i got an error box saying i was going to prevent a certain file from inheriting permissions. i'm not sure what i did to get this, or which file it was.
so, now i have several files burried deep in the folder tree that cannot inherit permissions and i'm not sure which ones they are. what i'm looking for is a script, or some other method, to start in the main application folder and go down to each child, grandchild, etc file and folder and "check" the allow inheritable permissions box. is that possible?