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move user files

By cyberjan ·
I created a new user with a win2k server. dragged files from another user to the new users folder on the network. The new user can see the files but read only. How do I take the read only off of all the files and the sub folders in this folder.
The original folder is on an xp computer which has the mydocs redirected to a network drive.

Should I copy the files another way other then dragging them so they dont become write protected.
thanx.

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by Jaqui In reply to move user files

change the "owner" of the files in the new users directory.
they are read only since they do not belong to the new user account.

that would be my guess.
( it's the way it works in *x )

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I assume I find the owner by right clicking on the folder?

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by adembo In reply to move user files

When you copy a file, you will inherit the permission from whatever directory you place them in on the destination. If you move a file, they will keep there same permission.

Check the security rights, does the new user have "Full Control" permission?

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I copied them and ir is read only...I took off the read only and it seemed to come back

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by adembo In reply to move user files

I dont think you were understanding my point. If you copied the files, then you will inherit the permsission of the root folder, which in most cases is the security set directly on the C drive. You need to check the security on the C drive itself, and if needed, tell the folder you copied not to inherit the permission by looking at the advanced settings.

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by Jaqui In reply to move user files

in any professional os:
chown [filename] [username]

with ms' home user system who knows

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