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Problem with folder/file permissions in SBS 2008

Posted on 2011-03-11
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On our SBS 2008 box, I go to our data drive, open Users\FolderRedirections\<username>

If I try to go into some of the user's My Documents (as an account in the Administrator group), I get: "You don't currently have permission to access this folder".  I click Continue, then Continue, then I get, "You have been denied access to this folder.  To gain access to this folder you will need to use the security tab".

When I go into the security tab, and view the owner, it says "Unable to display current owner".

My coices are to put the Administrators group in there, or my own user name.

I can click "Other users or groups", but is it possible to put myself as the owner?  I need to be able to get in there from time to see the files.  What happens if I make myself the owner?  Is there a way to check the server these kind of file issues?
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just add Administrators group
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by:DaveWWW
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This is happening on many users' folders.  What is causing this?
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I think it's by design. Typically users store their documents here so even an admin may not have privileges to see these files. Some files could have sensitive data like payroll.

You can always see the Users files when you logon as them. If they are not around and you really need to get in then you can reset their password.
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Thank you.
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