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I just made a big mistake. I set the Everyone group Deny permissions on a folder shared.. How do I recover that ?

Please help..

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Share permissions, or on the directory? Sounds like the directory on the local filesystem... –  Bart Silverstrim Aug 12 '10 at 17:16
    
Yes it's on the directory itself.. –  ack__ Aug 12 '10 at 17:23
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Take ownership of the folder. Remove the deny entry.

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Yes indeed. It is the only way. –  sysadmin1138 Aug 12 '10 at 17:13
    
I'm already folder's owner (Administrator), but how to remove the deny entry ? When trying to access the Security tab, I have a message : "You do not have permission to view the current permission settings for XXXXXX, but you can make permission changes.", then the list of users/group with associated permissions is empty ! –  ack__ Aug 12 '10 at 17:18
    
Then I try to Add the Everyone user, I modify the permissions to Full control Allow but it refuses with : "Unable to save permission changes on XXXXX. Access is denied". –  ack__ Aug 12 '10 at 17:20
    
Ok, there is something strange. When I first check the owner it was set to Administrator as I said. But I closed the window and reopened it, and now it was "Don't have the permission to display the owner" or something like that. I was able to get back the ownership and correct the permissions. Thank you –  ack__ Aug 12 '10 at 17:38
    
@ack__ Ensure you are re-taking the ownership correctly. On the Ownership tab, reselect Administrator in the Change to section. Click Apply. This should allow you to delete the Everyone entry on the Security tab. –  jscott Aug 12 '10 at 17:39
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