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    Security Permissions Missing

    Several times I've had this problem on a Windows 2000 Server, if any1 has any idea as to what causes it or how to fix it, that'd be gr8.

    Basically when i right click the file in question and click properties, all tabs except the 'General' tab is missing. This stops me from deleting the file! I read somewhere its due to something to do with files being moved from FAT16/32 or something, but this has happened with pupils work and its stopped me from moving the homefolders to another server... since these files cant be accessed.

    This image shows what i mean, but isnt the actual file that it happened with (i cant remember which student it was).

    http://www.henrymellish.com/tabs.jpg

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    You do still have full permissions on the file in question?

    I've noticed that this happens occasionally if you view UNC paths.

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Thanks for the reply,

    No only the general tab is there, so i cant even check permissions! Nothing works, cant delete the file, cant take ownership or anything.

    Ive looked on that 'essential software' list and found a program that deletes any file.. i'll give that a go, n let u know how it goes!
    thnks

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Sounds like the disk isn't formatted to NTFS. What drives are the files on? I've had a few USB hard drives catch me out with this.

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Thanks for your suggestion,

    That sounds right, but all other files have the other tabs, including the sec perms tab.

    The hdd is part of the raid-5 array on the server, and its formatted to ntfs.

    jon

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    I doubt you can- but have you tried taking ownership of the file at directory level? If you have and you got an "access denied" or similar error, you could try a command line attack and change the permissions there (the link below takes you to a MS tool to do this with).

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    HTH

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    I had trouble with Subinacl when I tried it for this task a while ago. I ended up using the windows version of chown which I use in various scripts as it's simple to use and did exactly what it said on the tin.

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Kingswood, thanks for the great suggestion. I had tried that, but the file just didnt change. Similar I suppose to Windows 2000 and long filenames (when you have a really long filename in XP, you cant touch it in 2000).

    I ended up creating a little VB app that deleted the file using API calls, it didnt even ask a question.. just deleted the damn thing

    Prob is, i cant exactly do this to all the kids work.. but then again its not even being backed up, nor can it be opened, so tuff!!

    Thnx, Jon

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Did you try chown? As I have mentioned I had trouble with subinacl just not doing what it was supposed to.

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Did you try chown? As I have mentioned I had trouble with subinacl just not doing what it was supposed to.
    No i didnt try that.. good old unix, i will remember that for next time! It will probably work.. Thanks

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    It's here simple syntax and works good in a lot of my scripts.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Security Permissions Missing

    nice one, thanks for that!

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