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 Post subject: Easy way to take complete control of an entire folder
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Hello Scott

Having trouble dealing with a dropbox folder on someone's PC

I have their HDD connected to my PC.

I can see the contents of the Dropbox folder, yet cannot copy or view the (picture *.jpg) files *unless* I set the permissions for each file. (Very boring)

Is there an easy way to remove all locks and permissions for the entire folder, I use the option to "Replace all child permissions..." but it won't let me at the files unless I set security for *each* file


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 Post subject: Re: Easy way to take complete control of an entire folder
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:48 am 
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I've found using Linux to access files and folders, such as booting from a Live Linux disc, useful in these situations. It seems to ignore all Windows file security settings.

This should allow you at least to copy and view the files.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy way to take complete control of an entire folder
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:31 am 
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Thank You Labman, well worth a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy way to take complete control of an entire folder
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:09 pm 
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I would open the Security tab on the folder properties, then try adding yourself under Group or user names, and assign full control permissions. You could also use RoboCopy to copy the entire folder, it often succeeds where standard copy fails. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy way to take complete control of an entire folder
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Thanks Scott, turned out I had not ticked the Propogate option on one part of the security dialogue.

I wish Windows 9 could simplify this, at least for simple takeover jobs.


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