OS X Mavericks File/Folder Permission Issue

Hello, I am running OS X 10.9.5 and am having some permission issues. I have a basic directory structure. users who are part of a group can access the top level folder but cannot access sub folders. If I move a folder from the sub folder to the top level folder they can access its contents ok. I've been doing some research and see that I can some people say to use the gui (disk, folder, or file, then choose File > Get Info, sharing and permissions, see attached screenshot), others talk about using CHMOD. My question is are those essentially the same thing? Or is there something else that might be causing this? I essentially want any file put into the entire directory structure to be available to the group members.

Thanks in advance
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Get Info method and the chmod do the same, but chmod has far many options (see Terminal, type in: man chmod)

For the things you want your shared folder to do I think a better option would be to go into the System Preferences>Sharing and check the File Sharing option.

Then in the left window put the folder you want to share and in the right window the permissions.

Check if the Options buttons does something for you. I would think you might want to have them access with afp, the mac way. That also gives the option to mount with Command + K, Go to Server like so: afp://yourcomputer, but the folder should be seen through the Sharing in the Finder sidebar.
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ChiITAuthor Commented:
There are some PC's that access as well (via VPN), so not sure if afp will work....Thats good info on chmod essentially being the same.

It seems like it's some kind of inherited permission issue, since they can access the top level folder but not sub folders...
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
in the Options button you can activate SMB for the windows users.
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
In the Get info the Apply to all enclosed is to add the same permissions to all child folders and files.
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ChiITAuthor Commented:
Thank you, this certainly helped me for where to look and help decipher the chmod VS Getinfo...I'm actually going to check this out Wednesday but I think the info you gave answers what I had for this post..
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