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A problem with NTFS (can't apply, to some files, permissions). RRS feed

  • Question

  • When applying (adding) permissions to certain user to a folder, it stops at certain folder with this legend:

    An error occured while applying security information to:

    C:\pathtofile\file.ext

    Access denied.

    I think the files are damaged due to a SAN related problem. But what should I do to correct this issue?

    OS: Windows Server 2008 R2

    Friday, July 23, 2010 5:57 PM

Answers

  • You are not the owner of the file, right click the file, properties, security tab, advance button, owner tab. 

    Use the options to Take ownership.

    This is all assuming you have the required permissions to do so.

    Friday, July 23, 2010 6:03 PM

All replies

  • You are not the owner of the file, right click the file, properties, security tab, advance button, owner tab. 

    Use the options to Take ownership.

    This is all assuming you have the required permissions to do so.

    Friday, July 23, 2010 6:03 PM
  • In order to change the NTFS user permissions, it is not required to be the owner of the folder. You can change the NTFS permissions with the use of an account that has full control on the folder. If you access your folder as a share, just give full control for NTFS and share permissions to the user account that you are using to apply NTFS permissions.

    If no user account has full control to the folder you want to change permissions, only the owner of the folder will be able to do it.

    Best regards.

    • Proposed as answer by TESTGGG Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:46 AM
    Saturday, July 24, 2010 11:29 PM
  • It seems that the user account you are using to adding permission does not have full control permission on all files in the folder.

    You can go to find the file c:\pathtofile\file.ext, check the security settings. If current user has full control permission, try to take ownership of the file and modify the permission again.

    If an admin account whould like to change permission settings of a file/folder while it does not have necessary permission, we will need to take ownership first before changing permission.


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    Monday, July 26, 2010 6:51 AM