How to ensure documents moved to a shared folder have the same permissions as documents created in the shared folder?
February 23, 2011 10:11 AM Subscribe
Looking for a setting in Windows XP to ensure that all users (or all users in a certain group) will always be able to access documents in a shared folder.
posted by jsturgill to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
At work there is a computer which many people use. They have to share resources that are stored in a certain user's my documents folder. The other users all have their own Windows XP logins, and have been granted access to the communal my documents folder.
Here's the problem: if a user creates a file outside the shared folder and then moves or copies the file into the shared folder, the file "remembers" who its owner is. The other users cannot access the file unless it is created within the shared folder initially.
Is there a way to specify to windows that any file placed in the shared folder, regardless of its original permisisons, must be able to be read by anyone within the group?
There are a lot of constraints involved regarding what is possible to do and what is not, so the best answers would be ones that focus on tools and resources built into Windows XP.