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Anonymous
October 19, 2004 8:40:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Hi,

I use a USB hard disk to store my files on at work and I have made a
rather silly mistake with the access permissions. Firstly I set my
user name to have full control, I then changed the Everyone group
entry to deny all. At the time I didn't realize that deny permissions
take precedent!

Is there any way to reset the ACL's so that I may again have access to
the hard disk. As I understand it, the owner of the files can still
change the permissions, but the disk was formatted on a computer I no
longer have access to.

Best Regards, Simon Bale.

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Anonymous
October 19, 2004 9:34:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

By default administrators of the operating system you are using to access
the drive can take ownership and grant themselves permissions to the
drive/folder. So logon as a local administrator and take ownership and you
should be in business. Go to the drive folder and select
properties/security/advanced/owner and change owner to administrators. Be
sure to select that the change be propagated to child objects via the
checkbox before you apply. After you are owner you can change
ermissions. --- Steve


"Simon J. Bale" <s.j.bale@ncl.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:3ucan09oc1809vp09eu6qu3h25h3hph9bm@4ax.com...
> Hi,
>
> I use a USB hard disk to store my files on at work and I have made a
> rather silly mistake with the access permissions. Firstly I set my
> user name to have full control, I then changed the Everyone group
> entry to deny all. At the time I didn't realize that deny permissions
> take precedent!
>
> Is there any way to reset the ACL's so that I may again have access to
> the hard disk. As I understand it, the owner of the files can still
> change the permissions, but the disk was formatted on a computer I no
> longer have access to.
>
> Best Regards, Simon Bale.
Anonymous
October 19, 2004 11:14:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Hi,

If we are talking about NTFS permissions local computer administrator should
be able to take ownership of the files.

HOW TO: Take Ownership of Files
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268019

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

I hope this helps,

Mike

"Simon J. Bale" <s.j.bale@ncl.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:3ucan09oc1809vp09eu6qu3h25h3hph9bm@4ax.com...
> Hi,
>
> I use a USB hard disk to store my files on at work and I have made a
> rather silly mistake with the access permissions. Firstly I set my
> user name to have full control, I then changed the Everyone group
> entry to deny all. At the time I didn't realize that deny permissions
> take precedent!
>
> Is there any way to reset the ACL's so that I may again have access to
> the hard disk. As I understand it, the owner of the files can still
> change the permissions, but the disk was formatted on a computer I no
> longer have access to.
>
> Best Regards, Simon Bale.
!