Help an idiot with permission sets and file corruption

Posted: 05-07-2007, 02:31 AM
I originally posted the message below in the "general" section of Vista, but
found
this group in searching, sorry for the cross post.

I hope someone out there can help me with a permission settings problem. I,
probably for the wrong reasons, was working with the propagation of
permissions set on the "E" drive (data only), when I accidently (the idiot
part) hit the cancel button when movimg the mouse away. I got a dialog box
stating something to the effect that "stopping the propagation of permission
settings leads to an inconsistant state... correct the change to achieve a
consistant state." Well, I do have an inconsistant state, as I can only
access part of this drive from a network. How do you "correct" this change
of settings as I had no option to cancel out from the original cancel
operation, I had to click the OK button. I was doing this on the "E" drive
as a test as I was tired of the "access denied" while trying to gain access
to the "C" drive from a networked computer. I know with XP, you can gain
access to the "C" drive from a network with the exception of Docs &
Settings, Program Files and Windows folders. With Vista the entire "C"
drive is not accessable (probably by design), but by replacing inheritable
permissions, I thought I could gain some access to the "C" drive as I could
with XP by changing these permission sets. Also, why do files or update
program files sent accross a network from a Vista machine reach the
destination computer corrupted or won't work (will get the "sorry for any
inconvenience...but must close" message). I tried this with serveral files,
all with the same result. If I copy the same file from the Vista machine
via a flash drive and load on the destination machine, the file will work
perfectly. Is this also by design, or maybe a bug. Any help greatly
appreciated.

Charlie

Help an idiot with permission sets and file corruption


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RE: Help an idiot with permission sets and file corruption
Posted: 05-07-2007, 04:23 PM
There seems to be several questions in this post. Let me see if I can find
them all:

1. How do I reset permissions after I clobbered them: You don't. There is no
way to roll back permissions to the normal state. That's why you should not
be changing them. The best you can do is overwrite them with a new set. This
can get to be a very long answer, so I won't go into more detail than that
the command is the same as what you used to destroy the permissions in the
first place, but use an ACL that grants you access properly and let it
propagate through.

2. Something about file corruption when doing network transfers: I have no
idea what you are doing there. Can you give us exact repro steps and error
messages? Without that we can't help.

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Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20


"Charlie Foster" wrote:
> I originally posted the message below in the "general" section of Vista, but
> found
> this group in searching, sorry for the cross post.
>
> I hope someone out there can help me with a permission settings problem. I,
> probably for the wrong reasons, was working with the propagation of
> permissions set on the "E" drive (data only), when I accidently (the idiot
> part) hit the cancel button when movimg the mouse away. I got a dialog box
> stating something to the effect that "stopping the propagation of permission
> settings leads to an inconsistant state... correct the change to achieve a
> consistant state." Well, I do have an inconsistant state, as I can only
> access part of this drive from a network. How do you "correct" this change
> of settings as I had no option to cancel out from the original cancel
> operation, I had to click the OK button. I was doing this on the "E" drive
> as a test as I was tired of the "access denied" while trying to gain access
> to the "C" drive from a networked computer. I know with XP, you can gain
> access to the "C" drive from a network with the exception of Docs &
> Settings, Program Files and Windows folders. With Vista the entire "C"
> drive is not accessable (probably by design), but by replacing inheritable
> permissions, I thought I could gain some access to the "C" drive as I could
> with XP by changing these permission sets. Also, why do files or update
> program files sent accross a network from a Vista machine reach the
> destination computer corrupted or won't work (will get the "sorry for any
> inconvenience...but must close" message). I tried this with serveral files,
> all with the same result. If I copy the same file from the Vista machine
> via a flash drive and load on the destination machine, the file will work
> perfectly. Is this also by design, or maybe a bug. Any help greatly
> appreciated.
>
> Charlie
>
>
 
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