How to best manage folder and file security
Posted on 2016-11-30
I constantly struggle with deleting folders or files due to permissions. For example I was testing our backup software and restored a backup of one folder with multiple sub-folders. I tried to delete the restored folders and every folder except 1 deleted. Inside the folder that didn't delete were sub-folders.
I checked the security on the root folder and domain admins and everyone had full permissions. I checked the box "replace all child object permissions". When I clicked apply, I got the message "failed to enumerate objects in the container Access denied". I checked and 3 of the sub-folders that had more sub-folders in them all had the permissions from the root folder. The last sub-folder displayed "you must have Read permissions to view properties of this object"
This is not uncommon. So my question is how do I change permissions all the way from the root to all sub-folders without having to do them one at a time? Is this Windows issue?