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Unable to reset permissions, write/copy/rename in certain folders (Plex)


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#1 nooneisavailable

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

Hi,

I have a weird problem going on here.

I have a few folders, all of which happen to be video folders I use in Plex media server.

 

I can rename the folders, but I can't copy files into or out of the folders.  I can access the files in the folders, but not do anything else to them.

 

If I go to advanced security options, the "Everyone" group only has Read & Execute permissions.   The only other permissions have changed to a SID "S-1-5-21-blah blah" and that has full control.  I can't add or remove new permssions (the buttons are greyed out).  Nor can I change the permissions for the Everyone group (Full control and all other checkboxes greyed out)

 

I changed the owner of the folder to administrator, and I do have an administrator account, but still can't modify permissions.

 

I disabled all inheritance on the folder.  I even attempted to use to cacls tools from microsoft to change permissions.  Access was denied.  I even wrote a .cmd script w/ cacls and used ETS (Elevate to system from foolish it) to run the script. No luck.

 

What am I missing here?

 

I don't know if this is Plex related or not, they just happen to be my Plex folders (and I did quit plex before doing all the steps above).

 

Any help would be appreciated.  I'm stumped.

 

Thanks!


Edited by nooneisavailable, 05 July 2014 - 02:13 PM.


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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

Hi,

 


I changed the owner of the folder to administrator, and I do have an administrator account, but still can't modify permissions.

 

 

Try changing the owner to the Administrators group and not to the Administrator user. After that see if you can change the permissions.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Excellent. Thank you!  I was able to edit to edit permissions after changing to Administrators.

 

 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:49 PM

Good. :thumbup2:


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