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Windows 8.1 Permission headache

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    Windows 8.1 Permission headache


    I'm not sure why this is happening and it is giving me a real headache as I just freshly installed Windows 8.1. So here it goes. I use folder redirection for my user profile folders. I'm redirecting the folders

    from: C:\Users\Kevin\
    to: C:\Users\Kevin\

    Before redirecting them though, I copied the exact ACL's (permissions, owner, inheritance, etc.) of the C:\Users\ and C:\Users\Kevin\ folder to the D:\Users\ and D:\Users\Kevin\ folder, respectively.

    I then created the appropriate user folders under D:\Users\Kevin\ and did the folder redirection.

    The problem is that any file/folder inside the D:\Users\Kevin\ folder (doesn't matter if it is deep in the child folder as long as the parent is the D:\Users\Kevin\ folder) that I "share" the ACL permissions get messed up. When messed up, I mean that if I share the folder to the owner, which is me, the permission that will be under the security tab will ONLY BE ME. It seems that it's breaking the rules of NTFS permissions wherein everything is cumulative.

    This does not happen if I do the same in the C:\Users\Kevin\ folder or even in the D:\Users\ folder.

    Please help. Thanks.

    EDIT:

    Originally, the permissions of the D:\Users\Kevin\ are SYSTEM, Administrators, and Kevin with Full Control. That is the exact same ACL for the C:\Users\Kevin\ folder.

    I tried adding the authenticated users (modify) and users (read & execute) and that seems to solve the problem.

    But why would that solve it? I don't understand.
    Last edited by kevindd992002; 11 Sep 2014 at 00:09.

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    BUMP! Mods, can you help me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm not sure if that would help because that is pertaining to moving the whole User Profile folder before installing Windows 8.1. What I did is to just move the folders inside the user profile to the D drive using the Location tab which can be done even with Windows 8.1 already installed.

    Do you have any ideas? I already have the solution but I need to know what caused it.
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    I also move my user folders to my D drive. I just do it with the location tab. I don't mess with the permissions. I just leave them as they are. I haven't had any issues accessing those folders.
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    Well, yes. But what I did shouldn't be harmful also. I want to analyze it deeply?
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