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Takeown getting access denied?

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Just started at a new job and I've got a Windows Storage Server 2003 I'm looking to get a final backup of before decommissioning.


Some previously roaming profile type user folders are giving the robocopy job access denied when trying to run. Trying to use Takeown through PSExec to get myself access to these files as the backup robocopy job errors out with access denied on the files. Neither Takeown or cacls icacls are getting me anywhere.


Takeown however does work on any single file within the nested locations, only when I try to recurse do I get access denied. Really not looking to go through hundreds of thousands of files individually... Any guidance is appreciated.

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