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Posted on 2014-03-24
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I have a very large file that the permissions are corrupted.  When I open the folder permissions, they are blank.  I am able to take ownership of the files/folders and then give myself permissions.

However, the sub folders are not inheriting the permissions of the parent folder.  It would take days or longer to start at the file level and work my way up to fix permissions.

Since this isn't working in MS, is there a tool that I can use to fix this.
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Question by:sfletcher1959
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by:sfletcher1959
ID: 39950628
I meant to say this is a very large folder with multiple folders several levels deep.
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by:stu29
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Can you restore to folder from backup with Security?  If so .. restore back to a known good backup and verify your permissions.
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by:sfletcher1959
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Tried that, but it still had the same security issue.  I can go to each folder, subfolder and file and set the permissions to everyone.  And I have done that on a couple folders.  But this data server has hundreds of folders and close to a million files.
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by:smithandandersen
ID: 39950967
On the root folder>properties>security>advanced button>change permissions>check replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object
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by:sfletcher1959
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I get access denied as it starts the permissions change.
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Are you dealing with multiple shares or just one share with multiple permission levels inside?

Do you know if you have a known good backup with the correct permissions?  Try to restore again to a different location and see if you permissions are intact.  If this works then un-share your folder, delete the original, and then restore the known good retore with permission, then re-share.
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