Re: Is possible to take ownership of a lot of files? SOLVED!
"Magno" <Magno@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hugh!!! I did it! By using the folder options! Well, after a lot of clicks
> here and there on the Advanced tab I was able to set the folder and files
> ownership, I will try to reproduce it in other " locked " folders because
> dont know the exact kick I did.
I did it this morning on a set of folders by right-clicking on the root of
the folder tree, selecting Properties, and the Security tab, clicking on
Advanced, then the Owner tab, selected an administrator account, checked the
box to apply to this folder and all children, and finally hit "OK" or
Part way through, it said it had an access denied error descending into a
folder, and did I want to change the rights - I selected "Yes" to do so for
this and all other such folders.
After that, there were still some items I did not have rights to (despite
being the owner), so I still had to go and assign rights to myself as well -
this can be applied to the folder and all children.
I would generally recommend this process only when recovering data - this is
such a sledgehammer approach to manhandling rights, that you will lose
essentially all NTFS permission information, and will have to build it from
the ground up again.