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CACL and user.dat

By rcoll ·
In a school environment, we had set up for the students in UserManager, to have their profiles go to \\nt\users\%username% . We want to delete these folders on a semester schedule so the next semester class won't have the classwork from the previoussemester. (the passwords are reset every semester)

But IE has kicked in and put application data, user.dat and other IE folders in the user folder, and even with CACLS or going in folder by folder, it won't let me access or delete these folders (Access Denied!). How do I batch all these folders as far as permissions and delete them all?

I have tried takeing ownership, going into Security file and directory properties and re-applying permissions, but nothing has worked.

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by clpadmin In reply to CACL and user.dat

I dont know what you can do with batch, but you should be able to delete them by going into the System applet in control panel, go to the user profiles tab, and select the user profiles you want to delete and click the remove button.

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by McKayTech In reply to CACL and user.dat

I'm wondering if rather than a security problem, the file attributes are simply set to read-only.

From a DOS prompt, you could enter attrib *.* and see whether the read-only bit is set and if so, release it with attrib -r *.* That could be done as part of a batch file that then deleted the directories and files.

paul

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