Permissions on Server 2008 R2

My DBA has had a go at changing file permissions (that were set correctly) Basically we have a sub folder on a shard drive-the user has full permissions to that sub folder, and I have selected the option for these permissions to have full control and to apply to this folder, sub folders & files. This is the same permissions as the Domain Admin account.
However when I go to the security settings of the sub folders the users permissions has changed to 'Special' whilst the Domain admin remains as normal. How do I set it so the user has full access to all subfolders and files without the permission changing to Special?
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Depends on how badly the permissions are messed up.  This should work:

Open the security tab under properties for that folder.  Click 'Advanced', click 'Change Permissions...'.

Set the permissions here how you would like them, then tick the box at the bottom that says 'Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object'.

If it doesn't, you'll have to take ownership of the folders first by:

Open the security tab under properties for that folder.  Click 'Advanced', go to the 'Owner' tab, click 'Edit'.  Choose your current user as the owner and tick the box next to 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects'.  Ok all the way out.  Now go back to the first set of steps.
stepheniteAuthor Commented:
OK - the option under advanced to Apply these permissions to object/containers within this continer only needs to be unchecked.

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