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    Lock All Users Out of a File

    I made a huge mistake, I was setting up permissions for a folder and only wanted the administrator to have access. I only applied the settings to the folder (not the subfolder or files within the folder), so now I cannot gain access to those sub folders or files because no one has any permissions for these files. this is on windows 2003

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    Re: Lock All Users Out of a File

    Can you add the appropriate groups when you right click on the folder and select Properties, then the Security tab, and the Advanced button? Be sure to check the box at the bottom that start with 'Replace permission entries...'.

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    Re: Lock All Users Out of a File

    No I cannot, I have removed all accounts from this file, including: users, system, and administrators. is there a way to reset the access rights to a file to the default?

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    Re: Lock All Users Out of a File

    Login as the administrator and see if you can take ownership.

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    Re: Lock All Users Out of a File

    thanks, that worked wonderfully

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    Re: Lock All Users Out of a File

    You're quite welcome. Glad it worked out. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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