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Why don't I have security permissions to access these files?

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I have some files on an NTFS partition that I did not seem to have security permissions for.  Hmmm... my laptop, I created the partition, nobody else has access to the laptop... how did that happen?

So I opened up the properties security tab and see "To continue, you must be an administative user with perissions to view this object's security properties".  I "continued" and saw that my user name was not listed for permissions.

So I added my user name with FULL CONTROL to the PARTITION permissions.

But then I found out I STILL didn't have permissions to the files on that partition?!  What the....?

I went to the Partition properties, Security, clicked Advanced, Effective Permissions, entered my User Name: sure enough, all checkboxes were checked - I supposedly had FULL CONTROL!

Clicked on the Advanced, Permissions tab for the PARTITION which confirmed that I have FULL CONTROL that applies to "Folder, subfolders and files"

Huh?? Am I having a stupid moment here?

So I took ownership of the PARTITION and checked "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" and Closed the properties window.  Went back into properties for the PARTITION and confirmed: Yes, I am now shown as the owner and Yes, I have Full Control for "Folder, subfolders and files".

So I check the security properties for one of the files and find that my user name is STILL NOT listed... AND that I am the owner.

Only thing left is to add my user name ONE FILE AT A TIME - which I do NOT want to do... too many files!

WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?!  How can I get FULL CONTROL security permissions (for my USER NAME) for all the objects by changing the security permissions for the partition?

With Regards-
Sam

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Kurt_Braeckmans earned 500 total points
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When you go to the properties of the partition, then security, then advanced.
Did you check "Replace permissions entries on all child entries"?
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by:SAbboushi
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Thanks Kurt  - Nope I did not - For Vista, that checkbox doesn't appear unless I click Edit - so I missed it!  Thanks... I think I'm past that stupid moment now... Maybe!
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