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    User Permission Settings In Windows 7 Pro

    I was transferring folders and files from an external hard drive (with Windows XP Pro) to a new primary hard drive (with Windows 7 Professional). However, it seems I first have to set Permissions for each file that I need to transfer. Is it possible to set permissions at the Folder level and then transfer folders and their files all in one go. Settings User Permissions in each file is time consuming and cumbersome. How can I set permissions at the Folder level and make files to inherit the permissions? I don't see how this is done in Windows 7 Pro. Please help. Thanks

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    Re: User Permission Settings In Windows 7 Pro

    when you take ownership of a folder there should be something there about "do you want to apply to subfolders and files", I don't remember exactly how it's worded but it's definitely there. Look for a checkbox.
    John Lord, Evansville Indiana

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    Re: User Permission Settings In Windows 7 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Orwell View Post
    when you take ownership of a folder there should be something there about "do you want to apply to subfolders and files", I don't remember exactly how it's worded but it's definitely there. Look for a checkbox.
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    You were spot on my Lord. I needed to assign folder ownership to Administrators and check 'Replace owner on subcontainers and objects'. Then I could transfer files from this folder to Windows 7 Pro. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: User Permission Settings In Windows 7 Pro

    it did not have to be administrators. Just whichever group the current user is in, or the current user specifically.
    John Lord, Evansville Indiana

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