Windows 7 file security permissions
Posted on 2010-08-14
A friend's old Win2000 Server died yesterday. I suspect it's the MB, but he doesn't want to fix it. Instead, he wants to move his data drive to a Win7 Pro box. I have installed the drive, and can see the data folders. I have turned on sharing, and set the permissions and security so that "everyone" has full access.
About half the folders will not let me open them. I get the message "you don't currently have permission to access the folder." When I click the Continue button, I am told that "You have been denied permission to access this folder" When I navigate to the folders Security tab, I am told "You do not have permission to view or access this folder's permission settings".
I suspect that there are some security attributes left over from his old Win2000 server, but I'm stumped. Help!