Folder control lock-out

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi There,

I am running SBS on a clients machine. After losing some folders for whatever reason (maliciousness?) i tightened security on the folders.

It seems i tightened the permissions too much, as i have locked myself and everyone else out by accident. i cannot change permissions, access folder contents, or move/delete.

I'm in quite a bind.

I  have used the following with no success.
CACLS "c:\Users Shared Folders" /E /T /C /G "Administrators":F
CACLS "c:\Users Shared Folders" /E /T /C /G "Everyone":F
CACLS "c:\Users Shared Folders\leandet" /E /T /C /G "Administrators":F

please can someone assist me in giving me access to the permissions editing at least.

Your help is always appreciated.

Question by:RichJS
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    Accepted Solution

    Take ownership of the folder, then change the permissions as desired.
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    Author Comment

    i had JUST done that! thank you.

    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    did i award points? i can't see.
    i was coming here to say i had sorted it just as i got the email notification that you had replied. :)
    LVL 38

    Expert Comment

    Yes, my solution is marked Accepted.

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