I'm having a problem with file and folder permissions not inheriting. I've set the permissions on the main folder but the permissions are not inheriting down to the sub-folders and files. Even if I set full control permissions directly for a user, that user is still unable to write to that directory or modify the files inside. When I go into security properties, permissions are there and set, but don't seem to be applying.
To propagate folder permissions down a structure, you must use the Advanced dialog. When viewing the permissions tab of the advanced dialog, edit the access control entry (ACE) that you wish to have propagate down the hierarchy; ensure that "Apply onto:" is set to "This folder, subfolder and files". Afterwards, tick the "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries show here that apply to child objects" to propagate the permissions down the folder hierarchy.