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Changing Permissions on Multiple Subfolders

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I have hundreds of folders on my file server for each Job my company works on.  Under each of these Job folders are multiple subfolders.  One of these subfolders is named Legal.  I need to edit the permissions on the Legal folder only under every Job folder.  Is there a way to do this automatically or do I have to go to each Legal folder and make the change.  I've looked for a utility to use but can't seem to find one.  I have a very limited knowledge on scripting so I don't know if that is an option or not.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,
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Question by:lavadour
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Paste the script below into a text file with a .cmd extension.  Customize the value of the root variable with the location of the folder containing the job folders.  Customize the value of the switches variable with the cacls switches to run on the Legal folders.  See here for syntax:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/cacls.html

Running the script will change permissions on every folder named Legal located directly under each of the job folders.


@echo off
setlocal
 
set root=c:\files
set switches=/E /C /G "authenticated users":F
 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%root%" /A:D /B') do (
 if exist "%root%\%%G\Legal" cacls "%root%\%%G\Legal" %switches%
)

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by:lavadour
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I will give it a try, thanks for the quick response.  Like I mentioned I know very little about scripting but this sould like it will work for me.
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by:lavadour
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Thank  you, this worked.
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