How do I completely reset NTFS folder permissions
Posted on 2011-03-16
A friend of mine's VAIO crashed. So I pulled out the HDD and put it in a USB enclosure to let her copy her files. but it never wants to let her have access. I reset the "owner" on the whole drive (recursively) and then reset permissions to allow everyone access. It seemed to work for a while, we could see the files. I copied them all to a "backup" USB drive, but now on the "backup" drive there are thousands of files missing - seems their permissions weren't set properly. I've tried again and again to reset all permissions but some files always seem to revert back to their old owner and permissions. Isn't there a way to strip the NTFS security stuff from the whole drive?
Just make the files available for everyone to use?
I've spent hours on this and I'm just not winning.