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By ffbcsupport ·
What will cause Win2K to have folders existing that the Administrator can not open? This happened with two user folders that we copied from the previous Novell server. Both folders could only be opened by loggin on with the username and password they were assigned to. As Win2K Administrator I could not open those folders. I created new folders, copied the files, deleted the old folder and renamed the new folders. After that access was normal.

More recently I could not, as Adminstrator, rename a folder on the server. What causes this?

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by TechKid In reply to Administrator unable to a ...

a glitch, a bug, a mishap, or as Microsoft calls it "A Feature". Truthfully I don't know but it's happened to me a couple times. I just figured it was the user trying to be tricky. Just login as Domain Admin and take ownership of the file/folder

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by chriswales In reply to Administrator unable to a ...

More than likely you will need "Ownership" of these files to be able to manipulate them.

From a user account with Admin rights, right click | Properties | Security | Advanced and assign that user as the owner, or another account that you can log in as.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Administrator unable to a ...

With NTFS security, any user can set up a folder and lock it down so tight that even an Administrator cannot get in. If, in the Security tab of the folder, it only says user BOB has access, then no one, not even the Administrator, can open the folder.
But, luckily, that is what the Take Ownership is for. Right-click on one of these folders, go to Properties -> Security -> Advanced button -> Owner tab and select the account you want to use as the owner (normally you will only see the domain Administrator account and the account that is logged into the machine at the time). Click OK, and now the account you selected (the Administrator) ownes the folder/file. That account can now change the Security permissions to whatever you need. You needto change the Security before Admin can access the folder/file.

Hope this helps.

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