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    Gaining NTFS permissions on files without admin rights?

    No idea if this is possible, I've come across a problem where some of our older files/folders don't have ANYONE set with rights to change permissions etc, the most anyone has is modify and that person is just a normal user.

    I think it's a problem I inherited here and that the admin rights for these files are only available to the old domain (well and truely scrapped) domain admins. The problem is that I want to get these files security settings tweaked, but can't.

    I can't change permissions at all but there is the possibility of moving them onto a FAT drive, I don't suppose that'd remove this problem?

    *grasps at straws*

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    Re: Gaining NTFS permissions on files without admin rights?

    Have you taken ownership of the file / folders in question?

    That would be the way to change the permissions on the old files if you cant normally.

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    Re: Gaining NTFS permissions on files without admin rights?

    I'm pretty sure I tried that yesterday and it didn't work, shall give it ago again though Nathan, cheers.

    Having a brain fart day today!

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    Re: Gaining NTFS permissions on files without admin rights?

    That appears to have sorted it Nathan, gold star and a smiley face for online support efforts :-D

    Pretty sure I tried it yesterday but I've obviously not been sending it down to child objects or something equally as stupid!

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    Re: Gaining NTFS permissions on files without admin rights?

    aye... easily done

    [Locking topic - PM if a reopen is needed]

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