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Can't get files to inherit NTFS permissions

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So I have several files in directories that are not inheriting NTFS permissions from their parent folder. Somewhere down the line I had access denied errors (I think a user took Ownership of a directory) and I had to take ownership of the directory and reset and repropogate all permissions. It seems to have worked all the way down to the subfolders.

the permissions on the subfolders say they are inheriting the permissions I've set up. The files say they are also inheriting the permissions from it's parent object but they are displaying permissions totally different from what is set up on the parent folder.

I tried removing permissions and re-inheriting. I can manually set the permissions but that's not very manageable for the many files I need to manage.

I tried using icacls to reset the permissions. It says it was successful. But the rogue permissions are still there.

I tried creating a new file to see what permissions it would get. The same rogue permissions that are not displaying on the parent folder!

I am baffled as to what is going on here. Any ideas?
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Ok I got it figured out - apparently in the Advanced File permissions properties, while applying permissions to Folders, Subfolders, and Files there is a checkbox towards the bottom that was specifying "Apply permissions to this folder only" and it was not propagating into the subdirectories. Unchecking that box allowed the correct permissions to propagate all the way down for the users I had added.
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