Grant Permission to entire drive/content

Gigabyte / P35c-ds3r
July 10, 2010 at 11:34:07
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3 GHz / 3582 MB
I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition 64 bit. This works excellently on my pc and is compatible with all the software that i use.

I have multiple harddrives which i have installed into my machine. I took ownership of the drives however i am having one problem which i cannot seem to fix.

Some of the files (eg Adobe acrobat files) will open file, but others will say access denied. EG

X:\My Work\x.pdf - will open fine
X:\My Work\x.pdf - will say access denied

if i go into security tab of THAT file i can gain access to it BUT a padlock appears on the icon, however i can open the file.

there are multiple files and i dont really think i need to do this for each, there must be a quicker way to inherit permissions?

How i took ownership

Righ clicked on drive
Security tab
Owner tab
then add Administrator as owner

Is this correct?

If you could help me with this i would appreciate it a lot, so far i am loving this windows and the 64 being able to address more memory has made my pc really fast :)


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July 10, 2010 at 12:46:04
Ok after a bit of googleing and mesing with the permissions, i finally got it to work.

What i done was, changed the owner of the drive to administrator.

Then i went into the drive and slected the parent folder which had the padlocked files/folders with in. i changed its ownership to admin and also told it to apply the permission to all child files/folders.

worked :)

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