Solved: File ownership (need help)

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Linkmax

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I just recently upgraded from XP Home to XP pro, and some files from my old account lost ownership, I know how to take ownership and set the permissions for each file. But, I was wondering if there was a way to take ownership of all the files on the computer without having to do each one individually? I can hightlight a few at once, but all the files I need to take ownership and full control over would take a month. Is there any way to do it to all of them at once???
 
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You wouldn't like the results of taking ownership of all the files on the computer. You'd be lucky if you could boot.

The files that you probably want to work on are the ones in a particular profile in Documents and Settings. What seems to be the problem with applying the permissions to all child objects?
 

Linkmax

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Well, I take ownership for one folder, then I have to do it for it's sub-folders and files inside it and so on, it would take me a long time just to do that, is there any way to do it to the folder and everything inside it at once?
 

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Are you saying that when you take ownership of the folder in question, the permissions aren't propagated to the files/folders below? They should be.
 

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If you checked the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", then there shouldn't be an issue. If you followed the link above to the letter, there shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Right on, I've done this a number of times, and the permissions always propagate for me. :)
 
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