1.    12 Jan 2016 #1

    Security permissions

    I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

    I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

    Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

    Thank-you VERY much!
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  2.    12 Jan 2016 #2
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    EL Capitan

    Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3

    I would like to add a specific username with Full Control permissions to every single file in certain directories where I caused the problem. Not exactly certain how I caused it - either copying some files that were specifically configured for my user account on a different computer or by the mis-use of the Take Ownership script, but somehow I have found that a number of document-type files (.pdf, .docx, .xls, .xlsm, ..., and some other related files) refuse to open. When I add my username on this computer to their security permissions all is fine. Presently I am fixing them one at a time, but if there is a batch method I sure would be happier-

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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #4
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    That is way too much trouble. Just leave well enough alone.
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