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Solved Transferring parent file security attributes to child folder

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  1. ozegirl

    ozegirl Thread Starter

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    If a top-order folder is set to give "Everyone" access and Full control, and I wish this to apply to every subfolder, sub-subfolder and file i.e. everything within the parent folder - is it just a matter of ticking the "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" - and will that do everything at every tier, or is it necessary to apply it to each sub-folder (would have thought the former)

    and if this is done, does it apply it then retrospectively to everything already in the sub-folders, or does it only apply to new entries, or does it do both?

    I have put this in Windows 7, but does the same also apply to Windows 10? TIA.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    I think it just copies all the settings to all the sub folders.

    You can test it out by making a folder tree and setting the top node and then use that button to replicate .
     
  3. ozegirl

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    Thanks yes I thought of doing that. But it does get complicated when a folder seems to be under the hierarchy of it's parent but then has different users with different levels of access. I have tried googling but finding a simple straightforward explanation hasn't happened yet.
     
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    Even if the parent folder has lots of different users each with different access, it would just copy the entire acl list to the subfolders. At least that's what it means to me.
     
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    The child folders and files will get whatever you have for that particular folder once you check that box.
     
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