01-22-2009, 03:22 AM
Part Time Repair Tech
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Santa Monica, CA
OS: XP, Vista, 7, Ubuntu
I found some info that might be helpful to anyone who runs into this same problem....
Permission Denied work-around: You need to set the "Administrators" group as the owner of the folder you select, as well as all the files and folders contained within that folder. You can do this from the GUI inside of the security tab, under advanced, and under the owner tab, and checking the replace owner checkbox.
The second command adds a permission giving either you specifically or all users full access to the folder and every folder and file underneath the folder you select.
You can do this from the security tab by adding a permission from the GUI, assigning it to either your username or the users group, and checking the allow box under full control.
Vista Command Prompt steps:
- Click Start
- Type: cmd
- Right-click cmd when it appears
- Click Run As Administrator
- Change location to the folder you need access to (e.g. cd e:\folder)
- Type: takeown /F . /R /A /D Y > NUL
- Type: icacls . /grant USER:(OI)(CI)(F) /L /T /Q
(Where USER is your username - you will only have access from your XP and Vista machine in this case) (Or, replace USER with Users if you want anyone [on any computer your hard drive is plugged into] to have full access to these files)