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Changing ownership from an XP system

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September 1, 2010 4:56:08 PM

Hi All,

I have removed the hard drive from my Mother's old XP system, and put it into a rig I built (running windows 7).

I am trying to browse the drive for my mother's documents. And I have then but to go into each folder I have to go through 5 or so menus to get to the security settings and take full ownership of the folder.

I just want to take full ownership of every folder and file from changing the security permission on the My Documents folder.

Please can someone help me to save oceans of my time.

regards C Cowan
a b 8 Security
a b $ Windows 7
September 1, 2010 5:40:18 PM

On the Security tab click "Advanced". Highlight the name you want to give permission to and select "Change Permissions...". Click the "Edit" button, assign the appropriate permissions and click "OK". Now the important bit - tick the box "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object", then click "OK". This should then now iterate through all the subfolders and files and do the necessary.
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