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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow i accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to no owner and i cant seem to change all the permission. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how can i ...
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Take ownership of entire drive?

I bought a new pc and installed my old HDD as secondary drive , how can I take ownership of all files and folder on that harddrive. I remember there was some commandline tool icals or something which ...
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How to preserve ownership and permissions in Dropbox?

I have two machines, a Mac and a PC running Linux, that I am trying to keep a certain file synced between using Dropbox. One of the files that I am syncing needs to be writable by another user ...
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Force change owner of windows 7 user folder

I copied my c:\users folder to my external drive and now I want to access it in another PC but it says I don't have permissions to access and I can't change the owner of it. How can I force to change ...
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can't access/delete or retake ownership of previous MyPictures folder (win7)

I have a directory called pics which was configured as My Pictures folder, now I changed the location to another directory but I can't remove the old pics folder. When I go to the security properties ...
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Always have to chown when adding new file? Centos 6

Whenever I upload a new file to my server, I have to chown -R apache:apache /dir in order for it to be accessible. Is there an easier way around this?
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Cannot delete a folder in Windows 7

I have a few folders that I can't delete: I right-click > properties > security to try and give myself permission, but no joy: So I try to take ownership of the folder in advanced > owner... ...