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    I just did a very silly thing...

    We have a shared area, where kids can write to a folder but can't delete from it. One clever little s*d decided to save an explicit pic on there. I've changed permissions for the AD group so that the students can't open it, but stooopidly I also ticked 'deny' execute and read access for "users".

    Naturally, the administrator's rights (full control) are overridden by that one little 'deny', and I can't do anything with the file, not even on the fileserver itself. If I try and change permissions from the top level and apply down, I get the message that it can't change the security perms on this one file.

    I guess I could 'restore' it from last night's backup, but other than that, is there any other way around this and to allow me to access the file (for SMT) and get rid of that 'deny'?

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    Re: I just did a very silly thing...

    Not sure, but can you not "take ownership" of the file and then alter permissions?

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    Re: I just did a very silly thing...

    If you are not the owner of the file take the ownership and then go back to security and click in the deny boxes to uncheck them?

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    Re: I just did a very silly thing...

    SNAP!!!!

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    Re: I just did a very silly thing...

    Nope, if I log onto the fileserver, and attempt to change permissions on this file, I get "you do not have permission to view the current permission settings for...", although I get the option to add the administrator as a user.

    I do this, select 'full control', 'take ownership' etc, but when applying and OKing these changes, I then get "unable to save permission changes on... access is denied"

    Trust me....

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    Re: I just did a very silly thing...

    Sorted..... forgot that there was the 'reset owner' option in the 'advanced security settings' option. Did that for 'administrator', all sorted :-D

    What an eejit... you all have permission to smack me on my forehead....

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