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Take ownership of multiple folders / files - Windows XP Pro

Posted on 2007-03-20
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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
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by:and235100
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Works for me....

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sirbounty earned 250 total points
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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...
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by:and235100
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Highlight the folders, go to Properties, hit the Security tab, and Advanced button.

Change Owner on the Owner tab...
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by:sirbounty
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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by:wsc80b
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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 :)
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