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How to repair permissions on a re-install of WHS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I've re-installed Windows Home Server and now a lot of the files in my Shared folders have changed permissions and I can't access them, is there anyway to perform a repair of all the permissions on all the shared folders or does anyone have a plug-in which could do so?
    Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:38 PM

Answers

  • DJSubterrain said:

    Yeah I've tried that, it didn't help. Some of the files/folders are without an owner now so I assume that's why WHS wasn't able to repair the permissions on them, because the admin account doesn't "own" them so it can't change the permissions. The thingis, I don't know which files have been affected and there are loads of files.


    In that case, you'll probably have to force ownership from each of the top-level folders (Music, Videos, etc) down to the subfolders/files.
    Monday, March 16, 2009 12:22 AM
    Moderator
  • There is a post in the FAQ section that deals with security; it might be helpful. You can change the ownership of files through the same advanced security interface.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 16, 2009 4:19 PM
    Moderator

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  • DJSubterrain said:

    Hi, I've re-installed Windows Home Server and now a lot of the files in my Shared folders have changed permissions and I can't access them, is there anyway to perform a repair of all the permissions on all the shared folders or does anyone have a plug-in which could do so?


    Have you tried reconfiguring the permissions for the shares in the WHS Console?
    Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Yeah I've tried that, it didn't help. Some of the files/folders are without an owner now so I assume that's why WHS wasn't able to repair the permissions on them, because the admin account doesn't "own" them so it can't change the permissions. The thingis, I don't know which files have been affected and there are loads of files.
    Sunday, March 15, 2009 8:50 PM
  • DJSubterrain said:

    Yeah I've tried that, it didn't help. Some of the files/folders are without an owner now so I assume that's why WHS wasn't able to repair the permissions on them, because the admin account doesn't "own" them so it can't change the permissions. The thingis, I don't know which files have been affected and there are loads of files.


    In that case, you'll probably have to force ownership from each of the top-level folders (Music, Videos, etc) down to the subfolders/files.
    Monday, March 16, 2009 12:22 AM
    Moderator
  • There is a post in the FAQ section that deals with security; it might be helpful. You can change the ownership of files through the same advanced security interface.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 16, 2009 4:19 PM
    Moderator