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duplicate parents and inheriters in explorer folders

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#1 creekster


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 05:43 PM

I have done alot to get the permissions thing to stop  the inheriting rage and multiple files for the same thing. However I haven't been able to simplify or correct this.

I have multiples such as C:\users\(name)\Favorites\Favorites  as parent(?) to an additional Favorite. I may understand the Location Properties . I found how to use the Location tab in Properties get back to the parent, but I haven't been able to decide what to do to make that next duplicate file go away. It's like a series of fish trying to gobble each other but finding that each is the same size so all they can do is wait on the next one to try to swallow them..Or something.


Hopefully I have explained myself. After about 15 years as a neophyte I am still trying to learn a bit more. ??


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:29 PM

Hi Creekster.


Are you claiming that all of your User profile directories have this problem? (Downloads, Desktop, Music) Or one folder, specific folders, or all folders?


Please show a screenshot of examples of the issue.


For everyone's reference in assisting you here at BC, I would like you to reply with the following completed please:


Download and Run MiniToolBox As an Admin


Next, please configure it to look as is below:




Hit the GO button and wait a short amount of time, typically 5-10 minutes.


Next, please copy and paste the MTB.txt log in your next post using the 4YsotIF.png wrap (the RAE1I3Q.png.


This will assist in diagnosing the issue.



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#3 creekster

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 01:10 AM

Thanks for replying.

I will try a better explanation tomorrow using the info you sent.

Actually, in the profile directory it was My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites .  I have been able to straighten out some of these things but it's easy for them to get back. I have been operating as the user with an alternate Administrator, getting out of all the mixed permissions but the objects still show , for example)  C:\users\(profile name)\My Documents\My Documents\Documents.

 I'm afraid I haven't been aware of MiniToolBox, or MTB.txt log.  I will go there tomorrow.


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