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shared file needs permission


sheila.weston

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I am trying to tidy up my shared documents folder but am told that I 'need permission' to move a file into another folder. There is a similar problem at click here and it was resolved by giving the files passwords. Isn't there *any* way that I can resolve this problem without resorting to passwords?

I find that I can move the file in the main XP machine, but it doesn't show in the vista laptop, which is odd.

Thanks for any help.

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BurrWalnut

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You could take ‘ownership’:
Right-click the folder, select Properties > Security Tab > Advanced at the bottom > Owner Tab > Edit > Highlight your username and put a tick in ‘Replace owner on sub containers…’ and Apply > OK. Click Yes when you receive the Security pop-up window then click OK to the Close/Reopen message. Make a note of the previous owner in case you want to change it back.

Now go back to the Properties > Security Tab. Click Edit > Add. Type in your User Account Name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. Click on Check Names > OK. Click on your User Account Name to highlight it. Check the box for Full Control > Apply and OK etc.

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sheila.weston

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Many thanks.

I have got up to the owner tab>edit and am not sure what to do then. The box says 'change owner to Sheila-laptop' which I *could* elect, but I really want something like 'all users'. I have tried SHEILA-LAPTOP (as it already has SHEILA-DESKTOP and IE froze. Selecting 'locations' brought up SHEILA-DESKTOP' and 'Check names' brought up nothing.

I then tried again and got to the permissions page, but don't know what to put. Is there any way of browsing to the location so that I know what user or group to add?

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BurrWalnut

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Type Everyone.

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sheila.weston

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Sorry for delay in reply - I got side-tracked. Yes, that works!. Very many thanks.

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BurrWalnut

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I'm glad it worked, thank you for posting back.

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