Propagating file permissions to all subfolders

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Mike, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I would like to allow the Users group read access to all files within
    one of the subfolders of the Program Files folder. Plus I need this
    read access to propagate to all files contained in the folder's
    subfolders. How can I do this?
    Mike, Feb 16, 2007
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  2. Mike

    Jesper Guest

    The users group should already have read access to all of Program Files. Are
    you saying those permissions have been overwritten somehow?

    If they have been overwritten it is quite complicated to get them back
    because only the Trusted Installer has rights to write the permissions on
    that folder. Can you verify you indeed have this problem?
    Jesper, Feb 16, 2007
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I guess so. It appears to only affect the one folder. I only need
    access to certain of the files from my IDE so I guess I will set the
    read perms manually on these few files.
    Mike, Feb 16, 2007
  4. Mike

    Jesper Guest

    More than likely the program changed the permissions. That happens. If you
    have a problem with changing the perms it is because it retained Trusted
    Installer as the only thing that can change the ACL. If so you need to take
    ownership and then change the ACL.
    Jesper, Feb 16, 2007
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Actually I did not describe the problem just right. What I had to do
    was add the User group to the individual file perms not set the User
    read access rights. The User group was just missing. Still, if the
    User group by default is included in all Progam Folder subfolders
    rights, the installer must be overriding this somehow.
    Mike, Feb 16, 2007
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