CREATOR OWNER entry in NTFS Security
I'm happy with NTFS permissions in general - combining permissions, inheritance, allow vs deny, inherited vs explicit, behaviour when copying or moving files etc., but I just can't get my head around CREATOR OWNER.
I have XP Pro SP3 as a standalone. I can see a CREATOR OWNER entry in Security for some folders (such as c:\, c:\windows, c:\windows\system32) but not others (such as c:\documents and settings\MyUserName). I haven't seen a CREATOR OWNER entry in Security for any system or user-created files. This is the same whether I view the properties as myself or from the Administrator account.
I'm really confused - I know that the account that creates a file/folder is the initial owner and that ownership can be transferred to another user (if allowed to "Take Ownership"). Why do only some folders have the CREATOR OWNER entry and why don't files have the entry?
Finally, I suspect that it might not be of relevance in every day administration, but I'm studying for exams ... so I'll HAVE to understand!
Thanks for your time and patience.