I need a Tool to reset all the NTFS folder and file permissions on a drive !!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by kenny, Sep 19, 2005.

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    kenny Guest

    Tool to reset all the NTFS folder and file permissions on a drive

    For some reason my permirssions are all mixed up and chaos has broke lose.

    I have 2 computers and want to share files on the newtork, so security is of
    no importance here.

    I would think that the simple file sharing would work, but I had to turn it
    off to reveal the problem was

    in some ntfs permissions making them invisible when seen on the network.

    I want a tool to reset all of the permitions so I eont have to do this

    kenny, Sep 19, 2005
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    John Holmes Guest

    kenny blabbered in 24hoursupport.helpdesk:
    Take ownership. Read this:
    John Holmes, Sep 19, 2005
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    Maarten Hart Guest

    Maarten Hart, Sep 19, 2005
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    why? Guest

    On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:41:27 +0300, kenny wrote:

    Some of the links are NT4/Win 2000 as that's what I have saved as
    bookmarks, some are XP but you can search for XP versions of the older
    articles given.
    All folders?

    Check the ownership as well.

    Try to avoid the system folders :)

    There are MS articles on default permissions / sharing

    view / set / change for special folders XP.

    This article is Win 2000 / links for NT,
    and restore NTFS defaults for Win 2000
    search MS support for the XP versions

    There is a utility with NT / 2000 , can't remember if it's supplied by
    default or in the resource kits, it's called cacls and may be in XP Pro
    by default.

    Again with the MS search
    , look for

    cacls xp

    , Results 1-17.

    xp default ntfs permissions

    You did it?
    Don't use SFS, it's horrible.

    SFS will mean it's XP?
    The permissions don't ususally apply to network permissions (although
    there is a special network group) more often it's user / group and the
    login name the same on both PCs.


    Would you be looking at the security tempates as an issue? Try asking in
    one of the specific microsoft groups, assuming it XP something like -


    Don't think that's possible except by a wipe / reinstall

    Again , as I don't use XP a lot,
    look for a XP version, on how to script permissions, meanning you have
    to know what you want first.

    why?, Sep 19, 2005
  5. Today kenny spoke these views with conviction for everyone's
    Simple file sharing deletes the security tab you need to add or
    verify accounts to access the folder(s).
    All_Things_Mopar, Sep 19, 2005
  6. kenny


    Apr 3, 2009
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    Have a look at this Microsoft KB article....HOW TO: Reset Security Settings Back to the Defaults
    IT_Guru, Apr 3, 2009
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