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Gaining access to folder

I have a folder that does not have any permissions set.  When I check the properties it does not have a security tab to allow me to take ownership.  I tried to go one folder up and took over ownership and then tried replace permissions on all child objects.  But I still get access denied on the folder.  I believe the permissons on the folder are blank and noone has rights to it.  Can you tell me how to get control of this folder?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Try sharing out the parent folder, then connect to it from another machine and change the permissions/take ownership there.
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Ray_BradshawAuthor Commented:
Can not share.  Access denied.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Try sharing out the PARENT folder

i.e.

c:\folder1\folder2\problemFolder

Share folder2.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Basically, I had an instance where I couldn't access file/folder security information on a 2000 server.  But I had complete access from other systems.
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Ray_BradshawAuthor Commented:
I tried that as well.  Was able to change permissions on all other sub folders except for the one folder with no permissons.  It did give me a different error when I tried to delete it: Cannont delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.  But I still think that's from lack of permissions.  
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elbereth21Commented:
Have you tried with subinacl?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E8BA3E56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en
This command-line utility gives you the opportunity to change all permission on every object in a windows system.
Also check if this directory has a long name or is located in a long path: those conditions may cause problems.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Run Chkdsk on the disk with that folder.  Could well be there's a problem with the disk
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jrboudreaultCommented:
On the computer your tring to get access on do you have the same user name and password set?
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Ray_BradshawAuthor Commented:
I tried several variations of the subinacl command and it kept giving me access denied as well.  I'll have to do the chkdsk.  And yes I have the same username/password on each system.  Man, this stupid little problem is being a real pain in the neck.  
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elbereth21Commented:
If you can reboot the machine, try also with a knoppix CD (www.knopper.org), this way you will be able to copy the contents of the folder to another location, bypassing the problem. Beware that you might have problems moving the files, but copying them should be OK.
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jrboudreaultCommented:
On the computer your sharing the folder try to go under the Sharing Tab, Click on permissions, and click everyone and then check Full Acccess. If that works and if you want you to only have access, click Add, Type your username in and check off Full Access and then delete everyone.
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Ray_BradshawAuthor Commented:
Well the reboot worked something.  My backup last night still showed it being there and the first thing I did this morning before people came in was to reboot in safe mode thinking I might have better results.  When I went to try it the folder was gone.  Don't really know what worked, but something must have been queued????  The first time I went into safe mode the system rebooted itself and the second time it went right in like normal.  That's why I'm thinking something was queued and deleted the folder.  Thank you for all your inputs!   Problem solved.  
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