File and Folder Permissions

PC 1 and PC 2 are backed up online.  PC 2 died.  I restored the files from PC 2 to a public folder on PC 1.  The users on the network can see all the folder structure of the restored data, but the files themselves do not show up.

Properties shows that the Everyone group exists on the Folders.  Not a single file that was restored has the Everyone Group in it.  I have thousands of files and folders to restore.  
Surely there is a way to add the Everyone Group to the public folder and all files and folders under that.  I used the properties of the public folder to do this... but it will not change the individual files - It acts like it does, but they are not changed.

PC 1 and PC 2 are identical hardware/software.  Windows 7 64 bit.  Files are mainly .docx, .xlsx, .pdf.  The files show up with a padlock on the icon.

This should be a simple one... But I am missing it.
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From the Security Tab, click on Advanced --> Change Permissions. Edit your permissions in there and verify that your permission is set for "This folder, subfolders, and files". And also check the box at the bottom to replace all child permissions with inheritable permissions from that object. That should change the permissions on everything beneath it.

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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
You can also do this with a PowerShell script:

Line 1, change to a folder where the permissions are correct
Line 5, change to the top level folder you want to apply permissions to
$acl = get-acl -path “D:\Folder\test”
$new = “Everyone”,”FullControl”,”ContainerInherit,ObjectInherit”,”None”,”Allow”
$accessRule = new-object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule $new
$acl | Set-Acl “D:\Folder\test”

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DonnaOsburnAuthor Commented:
I knew it would be simple... I had done that several times, but I must not have been at the correct folder.  It would tell me there was nothing to inherit.

Thank you for the quick response!
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