Open a command windows (Start>Run>cmd
Change to the directory containing the files (i.e. cd C:\Music\Cool\neat
Enter the following command:
cacls *.mp3 /T /g Administrator:F
is the filetype and Administrator
is the username.
Anatomy of the command: cacls *.mp3 /T /g Administrator:F
The cacls (C
) command is the Windows utility for changing the permissions of files and directories on an NTFS volume. As it's arguments we're using *.mp3
which corresponds to any/all MP3 files, followed by the /T
switch which means to also go into any subdirectories looking for files, and then finally the /g
switch (g for grant) then the username (in the example, Administrator
,) a colon (: ) and then the permission we are granting (F, for Full access)
So the command says to grant full access to each MP3 file in the directory and subdirectories to the Administrator user. be sure to answer "yes" when it asks if you are sure.
The cacls command can sometimes force a change when the graphical method fails. Let us know either way and we can go from there.
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 24 December 2009 - 02:07 PM.