I tried searching for this and did run across a few answers that would work in Linux using Sodu but unfortunately I need the same option for Windows.
At the office, there is a Network folder that is used for special purposes and it contains about 200 subfolders with each of them containing a single file. I am trying to solve a riddle that would require knowing the owners of the single file stored in each subfolder. There are two possible owners for the files. The answer to that question might tell me if the reason for a recent problem what i think it is, or not.
What I need is a list showing each subfolder on the network drive along with the name of the owner(s) of the single file inside each subfolder. The single file in those folders has the same name so the list has to show the name of the each subfolder or I wont be able to tell them apart.
I was doing this manually and realized there had to be a better way And I knew exactly where to look for an answer
Thanks for pointers
Two questions. Does the ownership of files need to remain as it is? Or is there a need to reduce the amount of file/folder owners to just one?
If the ownership needs to be reduced to just one, just use a freeware tool called: SetACL Studio
Well, the software is not really freeware, the maker of the software used to license it, but nowadays he gives you a registration code with your download.
It looks simple and does its task much better than what NTFS itself does. This software disregards any pre-configured settings/policies and changes ownership of files and folders to what you want. This disregard may not 'float your boat', but it has helped me out in the past. I only install it when I need it and remove it when it is not needed anymore, preventing any misuse. As is always, with power comes responsibility and this software might be regarded as basic, but do not kid yourself, it is powerful.
Lets just say that as long as I manage Windows systems that work with NTFS, SetACL Studio will be part of my software-toolkit.