Gaining permissions on a master drive (1 Viewer)

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Van

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Jul 8, 2004
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Earlier this year my old computer died at the motherboard level leaving me with no other alternatives but to buy a new computer. The new one ended up being an hp instead of the home built that I wanted to make and after I got it home found that it was a sata machine through and through wich ment I had 2 IDE drives that I couldnt use.

Today after procrastinating for months I bought an external drive enclosure for the purpose of gettng about 1000 pics off the master drive and the slave drive and ran into a problem I had once before. The computer was set up with administrator controls and a password to keep my 4yr old from getting into the computer when we werent looking, what this means for me is that every folder and anything in it I dont have permission to access unless I take over control of the folder and all that it holds wich I thought I had done tonight but aparently not to the full extent that I can view each picture.

Let me give some details as to what I have to do one by one with each picture in the hopes that someone who is in the know can guide me to a considerably faster way of doing this.

While in the folder with all of the pics I right click one go to properties>security>continue>continue wich rings up the owner window where I select one of the two names listed Billy (Second-choice\Billy) and then apply wich I then get the notice window that if I have taken ownership I need to close the window blah blah blah so I click ok till the windows are closed.

I right click the pic again selecting properties >security>edit>add>advanced>find now and the name Billy (Second-choice\Billy) >ok>ok then under permissions for Billy click full control and ok and it grants me full access to the pic.

Is there any faster way to do this such as all at once for all the pics in just this one folder?
 
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Van

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Jul 8, 2004
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Yes, change the permissions on the folder, instead of the individual files.

Did that but for some reason it hasnt fully transmitted over to the files inside fully, administrator went over but I still have to do it with the name before I can see anything.
 

Van

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Jul 8, 2004
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Virginia Beach
Got it, I changed ownership of the drive from administrator to my user name and selected all contents within to change as well and it took care of it all.
 

Agonizing Fury

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Just be glad you didn't encrypt the files too, cause you'd be SOL. BTW, you can do the same thing you did on a folder by folder basis, but you have to go into advanced and tell it to propegate settings to all child objects. (don't worry, it'll change the settings of your adult pictures too :p )
 

Van

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Jul 8, 2004
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Virginia Beach
What adult files??? * shuffles papers *
 

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