troubleshooting Question

Delete without permissions

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Hi all,

I'm pretty sure this isn't possible, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyways.  I work at a school where we have a dedicated file server for the students.  Each student has his own network folder, and several courses have folders as well.  Unfortunately, the way the permissions were originally set up, no one has any permissions on the folder except the respective student.  This is easy to fix, but many students have folders which go several layers deep, and the only way I've been able to delete them is to go file by file, folder by folder taking ownership and giving admins the rights to delete them.  This works fine except it is extremely tedious, but it has to be done to avoid losing space over students who already graduated.  Is there any other option you guys can think of?


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