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I am trying to give another user write access to a network folder on Windows. When I try to make any changes to the folder permissions, I get an error message:

An error occurred while applying security information to:


Access is denied.

Everything I have found suggests taking ownership of the folder, but I am already the owner and the "Effective Permissions" dialog box says I have full control.

What else could be preventing me from making any changes to the permissions settings?

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Ok, so you have ownership and permissions on the NTFS level. Do you also have write rights the to share it is on? – Hennes Feb 13 '13 at 17:14
@Hennes: Yes. The effective permissions for the network share says I have full control. I am not the owner of the share, though. Just the folder. – mcrumley Feb 13 '13 at 17:46
Just making sure. I've been bitten before by the cumulative effects of share permissions and NTFS filesystem permissions. And judging from my coworkers I was not the only one. – Hennes Feb 13 '13 at 17:52
try this solution here… – Matthew Lock Feb 28 '15 at 4:59

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