Server 2003 subdirectory will not open

Posted on 2006-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi everybody. I have a 2003 server that is not in a domain, it's currently hosting websites and i noticed that one particular directory is not allowing me access to it. I try and open the directory and i get access denied.

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.

all these get me access denied.
Question by:8eindustrial

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Are you logged in as an Administrator?
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by:Paul S
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Sounds like it is corrupt. I would run chkdsk. Can you take ownership of other folders ok?

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Yeah, I am an Administrator. And I can't take ownership.
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Try to take ownership in safe mode.

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Try if any kind of lock folder software is installed and make sure that this folder is locked using these kind of softwares.


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sorry make sure that this folder is not locked using these kind of softwares

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