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Alter File Permissions

Posted on 2005-03-15
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
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?
Question by:indypung
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On the root folder, go into the security tab of the folder.  Click the ADVANCED button and place a check mark in the "REPALCE PERMISSION ENTRIES on ALL CHIL OBJECTs"  Then hit Ok....
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the above will set all child folder to the same as the root...

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yes, i knew there must be something like that, but i couldn't find it.  thanks for the help.

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