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I'm not good at windows computers so here's my problem

It's a Windows 2003 server, and when someone was trying to change the permissions on a folder so they could rename it for some reason, EVERYTHING was set to deny. Logged in as admin, I cannot even change the permissions. How do I go around this and reset the perms on the folder?

Creator Owner is set on deny, domain users, Users, System, Administrators, they are all set to deny.

Are there any ways around this to reset that?

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As an administrator you will need to "take ownership" of the folder/files and then apply the permissions you require.

Look under Advanced

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thank you, this worked great with ONE hitch. Most/All of the subfolders in the main directory did the same D: How do I take care of all of those in a fast manner? –  lanemiller May 24 '11 at 19:35
Thanks Thiago M! –  Dave M May 24 '11 at 20:32

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