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12th March 2008, 10:26 AM #1
Search File by Ownership
Is it possible to search a shared area on the network and only display files with a particular user as the owner? There are 100000s of files in this particular area and searching all of them and sorting by user is a VERY long process, so I'd like to know if there is a program that will allow me to do this.
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28th April 2009, 04:06 PM #2
I am interested in this too...
Would like to be able to compile a report of who owns what files/folders in a shared area
go one step further and move/copy files/folder owned by particular users to another location.
28th April 2009, 04:17 PM #3
We bought TreeSize Professional to sort out shared drives, mainly to find the huge files but it also does by user which is incredibly useful. It is a fab program, can't recommend it enough really.
28th April 2009, 10:54 PM #4
One "cheat" way to do it which is good if you just want to find the files owned by one or two users is to use the quota management stuff. If you don't have quotas, turn it but set it so it won't deny space to users going over quota.
When you go into the quota list you'll see each username and the total amount of space they're taking. find the user you're interested in and go to delete the entry. You'll be asked if you're sure and it will then show you a list of files that the user currently owns.
29th April 2009, 11:01 AM #5
To follow up :
I found this which looks like it could do the job...
1st February 2011, 05:42 AM #6
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gonna try out the Treesize program you mentioned, Thanks!
1st February 2011, 05:43 AM #7
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and thanks srochford, I'm gonna give this "cheat" a try too...sounds interesting.
Ohhhhh sorry for the huuuuge bump too! :/
1st February 2011, 09:05 AM #8
Another cheat that isn't as comprehensive, browse the folder and add the 'owner' column to the display. but wont deal with subfolders. To deal with them, do a *.* search and then add the column to the results.
1st February 2011, 10:33 AM #9
FindUtils for Windows <-- if you're a fan of 'find' on *nix, this will be right up your street. It's worth noting that 'find' is a king among utilities.
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