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How to apply inherited permissions for an entire NTFS disk Windows 7

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  • Windows 7
  • Permissions
  • External Hard Drive
Last response: in Windows 7
January 17, 2012 8:13:50 PM


I made a backup to external hard drive of my mother's computer, before a conversion to Windows 7.

At home in Austin I have transferred the folders, files to my dual boot Vista/Windows 7. I notice that even after taking ownership of the backup, that looking over permissions I am the owner, also the Administrator of my computer, but I need to find a way to have the inherited from apply to my account, as it is clear that not all folders and files are visible.

Does anyone know what I need to do so that the entire hard drive has permissions for me applied to all folders and files on that specific hard drive?

It is not the boot or system hard drve. I want to make sure I am not just the owner, but any inherited permissions apply to all folders and fles with an NTFS file system.

I used to have some script several years ago when I applied this to servers I was working with. I just need to do this with one hard drive and Windows 7.

Thank you in advance for help with this issue.

Gregg Newsom

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January 17, 2012 8:40:13 PM

So this is an extra drive right? You mentioned it's not a boot or system drive.

If so try this out:

Right click on your drive

Click on properties

Click on security tab

Click on the "advanced" button

Go to the "Owner" tab, click "edit"

Now make sure your name is in the list of "Change owner to" and now make sure the "Replace owner in subcontainers and objects" is checked and now click on "apply".

It should do exactly what your requesting.

Let us know if it works or not.
December 1, 2013 12:11:43 PM

I use Permissions Time Machine v1.2 to restore permissions to folder or files or registry keys download it from amyd projects blog