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File and Folder Permissions Windows Vista

Dell Dimension 9200
Running Vista
I used the backup hard drive on the disk to store all my documents. I would like to move all of the documents off that box and drive and onto my 7 box.
The problem I am having is with file permission. I would like that issue resolved before moving. I have to go into each folder and change each permission on each file. Too tedious and time consuming. Is there a way to do that globally?
Here is what I have so far.
1. I go to:
Documents and Settings>My Name>My Documents
2. I get:
You don’t currently have permission to access this folder. Click continue.
3. I do and get:
You have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you will need to use the Security tab.
4. I click and get:
You do not have permission to view or edit this objects permission settings.

I get the same thing whether I am under my account which is an Administrator account or login as an Administrator.
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seramai
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Try this, in an elevated command prompt:

TAKEOWN /f "Documents and Settings\My Name\My Documents" /r /d y
ICACLS "Documents and Settings\My Name\My Documents" /grant administrators:F /t

It will change the owner of that folder and all it's contents to the current user and grant administrators full rights to it.

HTH,
Dan
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi

Try tuning off UAC like shown Here

Next you should capture ownership on the folder where your documents reside.
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seramaiAuthor Commented:
UAC already off.
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seramaiAuthor Commented:
Dan,

See attached error.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
It's not takedown :)

It's takeown, from take ownership
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Also, there are 2 commands there.

Please write the complete path of the folder on which you want to change permissions and I'll write the commands for you so you can just copy paste them.
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seramaiAuthor Commented:
K:\Documents and Settings\RAPHAEL WOLFF\My Documents
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
1:
TAKEOWN /f "K:\Documents and Settings\RAPHAEL WOLFF\My Documents" /r /d y

2:
ICACLS "K:\Documents and Settings\RAPHAEL WOLFF\My Documents" /grant administrators:F /t

Just copy and paste it (right click->paste) on the command prompt.
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seramaiAuthor Commented:
Well done.

Amazing.
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