I ran into a problem today. Our server has a file share that has completely taken a dump. One of our admins accidentally removed the "everyone" group from the C:\data\shared directory. I have been working on it for hours now.
My problem is that several database files reside on the share as do all the user folders. I can access most of the folders and files but many of them are asking me to take ownership. I'm worried specifically about the database files as I don't know if having the administrator take ownership will affect them, but also many user files are now inaccessible to me or anyone. I think what happened was that ownership of the files and folders was erased when the everyone group was deleted.
Are there are any tools out there that will help repair this colossal screw-up? Or does anyone have any ideas on how to best rebuild the shares and re-grant access?