massive change of ownership/permissions

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March 1, 2011 at 05:22:18
Specs: Windows XP SP3, 2400 2048
My xp user is corrupted. I have created a brand new one and want to move a lot of stuff from Documents and Settings\Old User\Program Data,... and the like to my new user...

But, even being an Administrator, I can't access the required files. I manage to "unblock" one of them through properties (I got a plugin called XPFSE), but it is a matter of dozens or maybe hundreds of files. Isn't it a way (through command line, or power shell) to change all the subtrees in one shot?


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March 1, 2011 at 22:09:02
I'll give you information I have saved. I've never had to use it.
How to take ownership of a file Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

The administrator or the Administrators group now owns the file. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder, go to step 5.
5. Click Add.
6. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to give access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
7. Click OK.
8. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
9. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK

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March 1, 2011 at 23:14:54
amc, SWAG, dunno if this'll work or not, but... What if you log on under the old user name and mark the files as 'shared files'? Seems to me that'd make them available to any other user, administrator or not.
Ed in Texas.

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