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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2017, 01:22:01 PM »
A few years ago I did a block copy of quite a few photo files from a son's laptop onto an external HDD and then a block delete to the Recycle bin which I then emptied after confirming they were on the ext. HDD.

I did not have to take ownership of them but I can't remember if I had to click on Continue to complete either operation.

If you want, I can ask one of the admins to see if they can help but you are free to go to any forum you wish.

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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2017, 02:33:20 PM »
There is a solution on another forum, but there is a warning from user.
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All the following changes are obviously at your own risk.
It may be a good solution, but there is no certainty.
Therefore, I avoid this type of solution that can lose the data, even one important file.
Without 100% data security guarantee, no further steps are taken.

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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2017, 02:43:11 PM »
Create a system image onto external media as fall back and give it a try.

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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2017, 04:17:50 PM »
- In a subfolder in which Windows Repair is installed there's a program called "ManageACl.exe". With that program you can set the permissions for files & folders. Ask Shane for all the options that are available for that program. It has been written specifically for Tweaking's Windows repair to manage/set permissions for Windows.
- I think Shane should make it more accessible for advanced users and make a GUI for the program. But I know he's Always very busy.

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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2017, 04:45:03 AM »
- Shane wrote it because the previous program he was using for Windows Repair was more than "a bit  buggy". I DO know it can be run from the commandline with A LOT OF options. (No, I won't provide more info). But don't ask me all the specifics of the program. That's something Shane knows.

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Re: EDIT: How to grant Administrator permission for MANY files and folders?
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2017, 05:17:50 AM »
Willy2

This old option really does not ever fix anything.
When done, everything is without change. These tools do not do anything.