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In Windows Vista, I'm looking to remove a user group from having access to a set of folders. I'm trying to remove the group from the folders completely. I'm wondering how I would do this in a command prompt.

In the GUI you would do this by right clicking on a folder, selecting Properties and then navigating to the security tab and selecting "Remove" on a security group.

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you can use icacls – Sathya Jun 27 '11 at 6:38
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The command you want is:

CACLS C:\directory /E /R /T /C "GroupName"

Do CACLS /? at a command prompt for the switch usage details, or Google "CACLS examples" (without the quotes).

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Note: I used ICACLS since CACLS is depreciated in Vista. – contactmatt Jul 20 '11 at 16:54

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