Windows Security access control problem

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Hard drives
User Permissions
Windows Security
Ok I know this will sound a little stupid but I really didn't think about it. My wife recently Erased an entire TB of data from my home computer. she has no business using that drive anyways I was fortunate that a data recovery program got about 90% of it back. To safe guard the drive from her I removed all other users fromt the security access. I recently reformatted Vista to do a Dual Boot with XP and can now no longer access my Drive In XP at all. In Vista I can *SLOWLY* add the new user to every file one at a time. That will take months and still doesnt fix XP there has got to be a faster way than going to properties-security-etc for every file. I have tried changing the drive itself but then it says access is denied to all sub folders. I even changed the ownership and got the same error, but changing each folder/file one at a time will give me access. Please help

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You should be able to set the permissions on a folder and “apply to files and subdirectories”, in XP it is on the advanced button at the botton of teh security tab and select “Replace permissions on all child objects with entries shown …”

Alternatively, you may need to ensure you are logged on and running the vista shell as an administrator (in “admin mode”) and “Take ownership of the files and folders”, then possibly set the permisions after this.

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