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By mcoya ·
I'm in a windows NT 4.0 environment. With an admin account i have lost access to shared files on the server. If i try to change the attributes or permissions is give me an "access denied". If anybody has ever run into this problem any input wouldbe helpful

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by Mike Jones In reply to File lockout

Yes, when the administrators group has been removed from the folder or files, normally when a user removes the permissions for the administrators from his home drive.

You need to take ownership of the folders and then replace the permissions. You will probably have to do this from the server.

You might have to do this from a higher level in the directory structure and let the permissions propagate to the lower folders.

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by Gibbonian In reply to File lockout

Try cloning a new user from the Administrator account. Now try accessing the files through this new account. If this does not work try removing the shares and then accessing the files. I have also been able to use an "Attrib" from the command prompt. Something like C:\attrib *.* -R
Hope this helps!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to File lockout

Answer1 is correct, you need to Take Ownership of the folder to then be able to access it and make changes. Only an Administrator-level account can take ownership of anything like this (a member of the Administrators group).

Here are the steps:
Right-click on the folder -> Properties
Click the Security Tab.
Under the Ownership button, click the Ownership button.
A small window will come up saying Directory Name: name of folder. It will also list the name of the owner. Below this is a button labeled Take Ownership.
Click that button.
Now, click OK on the Properties window, just to be sure!
Ok, you now have ownership of the folder. You can now go back to the Security Permissions to set the ACL info.

hope this helps

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by Johnny:P In reply to File lockout

I've also found when I first started playing with NT I accidently removed all users from the permissions tab, i'm not sure if a change of ownership worked. I used winfile (windows file manager) and i was able to add myself to the ACL list.

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