inheritable Permissions / "you can't remove _______ because this object is inheriting permissions from its parent..."
Posted on 2016-11-02
At our company, we have a shared folder system. There is a 2017 Budgets folder that my former boss set up so that everything inside this folder inherited the permissions of that parent folder. I have a folder (of about 20 total) directly inside this Budgets folder in which I need to remove one specific user from. Obviously, when I attempt to remove the user from the child folder, I get the "you can't remove _______ because this object is inheriting permissions from its parent" message. If I click Advanced on the permissions of the child folder, un-check the Include inheritable permissions from the object's parent and click Remove, it wants to remove everyone's permissions (which I am trying to avoid). Is there a better way to remove this one person without wiping everyone out and re-adding the ones that should have stayed? Also, there are child folders/files inside this child folder that I want to inherit the new permissions I have modified.