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Batch FIle: Scan for Access Denied

Hi there,

I need to make a batch file that will navigate through folders and report the root folders that I get an Access Denied.

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
FOR /R "S:" %%A IN (*.*) DO (
  IF "ACCESS DENIED" ECHO %%A >>AccessDenied.log
)
EXIT


So if in C:\temp\folder1\folder2 I have an access denied at folder1, the output should only be:

C:\temp\folder1

NOT:

C:\temp\folder1
C:\temp\folder1\folder2


Thanks for your help,
Rene

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dave4dlCommented:
In your "FOR" loop, attempt to "CD" to each directory and pipe (append) all output from these operations to a file.  Next use a grep-like utility for windows to pull out those lines with errors (here is a link to one of them: http://www.wingrep.com/).
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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
You have an example of the command line?

Thanks,
Rene
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Bill PrewCommented:
Are you sure these show up in the file list of that FOR command?  On my Win7 system, many of the "access is denied" folders do not, like \msocache, \recovery, etc.

~bp
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Bill PrewCommented:
Rene,

Short on time this morning, but try this in a bat file, it starts to get you close.  The basic idea is to walk the directory tree from the current directory (or as you know a starting dir can be specified on the FOR /R) and do a CD to each.  If the CD throws an error then echo the full path name.

@echo off
for /R %%A in (.) do cd %%~fA 2>NUL || echo %%~fA

~bp
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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Thanks bp,

Works like a charm!

Cheers,
Rene
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ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Thanks dave for contributing.
Rene
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