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?