Take ownership of multiple folders / files - Windows XP Pro

Hello all,

Is it possible to take ownership of multiple files / folders simultaneously in Windows XP.

I can right click on a single folder and take ownership of it but if I highlight a few folders and right click the sharing and security option is not shown.

Does anybody have a suggestion for solving this

Thanks in advance
wsc80bAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

and235100Commented:
Works for me....

0
sirbountyCommented:
You should be prompted to reset the permissions - and this is usually because the permissions differ on the multiple objects).
Otherwise, try taking control of the parent and pushing the ownership down to all child objects...
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
and235100Commented:
Highlight the folders, go to Properties, hit the Security tab, and Advanced button.

Change Owner on the Owner tab...
0
sirbountyCommented:
Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
0
wsc80bAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick replies, if I have selected multiple folders when I right click and select properties the security tab does not show up.

sirbounty had it though it was just a case of going to the containg folder and forcing ownership inheritence down to the child folders and files.

So thanks to everyone again and a well earned batch of points to sirbounty :)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
OS Security

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.