apply permissions to subfolders

Posted: 01-20-2009, 10:35 PM

I am trying to do a simple thing - delete a folder from c:\windows\
Now vista permissions kick in..

there are several folders inside the directory I want to delete . Now
I can't change the permission of the directory itself to delete it . I
have to individually take ownership and change permissions of each
subfolder to delete it. which isn't possible, because there are like 300
subfolders .


So how do I change the permission settings of of every folder and file
inside a directory ? just delete a goddamn non-empty folder.

ty


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Tyro
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Re: apply permissions to subfolders
Posted: 01-20-2009, 11:29 PM
Why are you deleting folders in C:\Windows? That is where Vista puts its
things. Unless you're a Windows Vista guru, you shouldn't be playing around
there. You're looking for trouble.

Tyro

"chesss" <chesss.3mc4ja@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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> I am trying to do a simple thing - delete a folder from c:\windows\
> Now vista permissions kick in..
>
> there are several folders inside the directory I want to delete . Now
> I can't change the permission of the directory itself to delete it . I
> have to individually take ownership and change permissions of each
> subfolder to delete it. which isn't possible, because there are like 300
> subfolders .
>
>
> So how do I change the permission settings of of every folder and file
> inside a directory ? just delete a goddamn non-empty folder.
>
> ty
>
>
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Re: apply permissions to subfolders
Posted: 01-21-2009, 03:14 AM
Vista tries to protect the OS from malware and the user by prohibiting
malware or users from taking Full Control of certain OS folders and files. As
other poster said, if you're messing with Windows OS files and folders-
don't. And if you're saving personnal data files to Windows folder, don't do
that either.
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"Tyro" wrote:
> Why are you deleting folders in C:\Windows? That is where Vista puts its
> things. Unless you're a Windows Vista guru, you shouldn't be playing around
> there. You're looking for trouble.
>
> Tyro
>
> "chesss" <chesss.3mc4ja@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
> news:chesss.3mc4ja@DoNotSpam.com...
> >
> > I am trying to do a simple thing - delete a folder from c:\windows\
> > Now vista permissions kick in..
> >
> > there are several folders inside the directory I want to delete . Now
> > I can't change the permission of the directory itself to delete it . I
> > have to individually take ownership and change permissions of each
> > subfolder to delete it. which isn't possible, because there are like 300
> > subfolders .
> >
> >
> > So how do I change the permission settings of of every folder and file
> > inside a directory ? just delete a goddamn non-empty folder.
> >
> > ty
> >
> >
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Rick Rogers
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Re: apply permissions to subfolders
Posted: 01-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Hi,

Permissions are there because anything in the C:\Windows directory would be
a protected folder. You would need to alter permissions, and have it
propagate to all containers and objects to remove any sub-folder. Be aware
though, that if it's a system default folder, ie: part of Vista, then you
will not be able to permanently remove it (if you delete it then it will
just be recreated by system file protection).

From a C:\Windows> command prompt, you could use:
icacls <folder> /t /g <user>:f

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"chesss" <chesss.3mc4ja@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> I am trying to do a simple thing - delete a folder from c:\windows\
> Now vista permissions kick in..
>
> there are several folders inside the directory I want to delete . Now
> I can't change the permission of the directory itself to delete it . I
> have to individually take ownership and change permissions of each
> subfolder to delete it. which isn't possible, because there are like 300
> subfolders .
>
>
> So how do I change the permission settings of of every folder and file
> inside a directory ? just delete a goddamn non-empty folder.
>
> ty
>
>
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