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Posted on 2006-10-31
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Does anyone know how to force a permissions change on a folder in windows?

I can browse to the directory and when I click properties it shows no size and only two tabs, general and customize.

I have been trying to push the permissions down from the folder above and it works for the other folders in the directory but not the 1 folder.

I tried to replace permissions entries on all child objects
I tried removing inherited permissions from parent to propagate.
I tried to take ownership
I tried deleting the folder
I tried attrib –R command in dos
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Question by:8eindustrial
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by:8eindustrial
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OS is Windows Server 2003. Not in a domain.
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by:McKnife
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Sometimes the errors you get are clues, what where they in any case?
Of course your approaches where correct and should have worked.
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by:Mnf
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try it in the safe mode
some folder can't modify else in safe mode
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jimbecher earned 500 total points
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You might be better off to copy the data in it to a temporary folder. Delete and then re-create the original folder and transfer the data back in to it.
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