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`icacls` is a command-line program shipped with Microsoft Windows. It is used to edit user permissions for files and directories.

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Denied permission to access external USB Drive

I've tried to recover a 14.5GB drive but I've run into some trouble. The drive is already formatted FAT32. When inserting the drive when logged into my normal (Admin) user, I get an error saying i ...
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How do I remove a the Users group from everyone's user profile folder in Windows 7/2008?

I am forced to add a user who may only have access to one folder. Therefore, I need to remove the users and domain users permissions from all of my files. Right now, every users can see eachother's ...
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Icacls Grant all users access to a folder including new files?

I use the following command (in an admin batch file) to grant all users (specifically users on the network) full access to a folder and all its contents: Icacls %fold% /grant Everyone:F /inheritance:...
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Granting IIS_IUSRS access to a Web Application folder

Trying to add a folder on D:\ as a virtual directory to a Web Site in IIS. "Obviously" I need to add an ACL to the folder for the security principal IIS uses. This appears, most of the time, to be ...
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icacls - Integrity level is not apply on the exe file

I have an exe file that run as Medium integrity by default. I tried to change its integrity to Low with the following statament : icacls 1.exe /L The output message show its succeed : 1.exe ...
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How to reset user permissions on system files and registry keys to the state when Windows was installed?

I currently have Windows 10 Pro version 1803 (build 17134.254) installed. Thing is, I did some stuff to user permissions on some files and registry keys and I believe I might have also affected some ...
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Is there a way to change the 'Advanced Permissions' of a file in Windows using command line?

So just to clarify: I would like to remove the advanced permission called "Change permissions" because even if you remove permissions from a group (in this case administrators) using icacls, while no ...
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Setting a file to “Read-Only” in Windows with ICACLS

I knew how to set a file Read-Only with cacls: cacls "toto.txt" //E //P Everyone:N cacls "toto.txt" //E //G Everyone:R It removed all rights for everyone and then only added "Read" right. How ...
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How can I use Icalcs to grant access to a specific machine on the network?

In a Batch File I want to use Icacls to grant access to either all users (preferable) or a specific user on a remote machine. Currently, if I grant access to the user Joe, any machine on the network ...
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icacls - Invalid parameter error

With Server 2008 R2, I'm using the following command and it works well: icacls “D:\wamp\apache” /grant “run_apache”:(OI)(CI)RX /T However, using icacls “D:\wamp\apache\logs” /grant “run_apache”:(OI)...
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How to get the equivalent of chmod 600 using icacls on Windows? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to achieve the equivalent of chmod 600 on Windows using the icacls utility. For the user part I got the rw permission by using icacls file /inheritance:r /grant:r %USERNAME%:(R,W)...
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Granting windows service file access

I'm attempting to run a connection with openssh by using a service. Unfortunately, openssh requires that the authentication key is readable only by the one user who intends to well..use it (If there's ...
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Use icacls to give only read+execute access

I want everyone except Administrators to only have read+execute access to a directory (foo2) and all of its files, recursively. Only Administrators should be able to modify the folder (and the files ...
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Why can't I remove a group with icacls from a file after revoking read access?

Why can't I remove a group from a file if it is being denied read permission even though I have read permission from my account, am part of the Administrators group, and I'm running icacls from an ...
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How to use takeown and icacls to deny access to other users?

What is the Windows equivalent to: chown $USER chmod 600 file From what I understand, this requires that inherited permissions be disabled (because HOSTNAME\Users is inherited) and all groups ...
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Why do I get a privilege error when running “takeown” from the command line?

I am part of the Administrators group. I have a file which I can change ownership from myself to HOSTNAME\Administrators and back just fine using the Security tab in the file properties. I can also ...
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Files can still be modified even after setting ''Read-only'' permission by ICACLS. Why is it not working?

I am the administrator in my PC and there are some other users on it. I set a folder (Gabi) as "Read only" for a specific user (Alice), using ICACLS via the Command Prompt (I am using windows 7 in ...
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Set Read Permissions to logged in AD User

i would like to set Read Only Permissions to a folder i created with a startup script: md D:\Projects\%USERNAME% Only the logged in AD User should have Read Permissions on this Folder. I tried it ...
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Replace folder permissions with icacls

I want to replace a folder's permissions. First I did this: icacls folder /grant user:(oi)(ci)f Then I want to change the permissions and the inheritance to: icacls folder /grant:r user:(oi)(io)rx ...
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Run batch with icacls as scheduled task

I a batch file that fix permissions in ALL the Tree of a docomentum storage. it sits in a UNC operation directory. goSetPriv.bat @echo off set /a _cnt=0 set _docdir="UNC_DCTM_PATH_TO_SCAN\*" if (%...
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How do I stop a systemic “Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi\*rbf.”?

Whenever I try to install or uninstall an MSI program on my parents' computer, it fails with the message, "Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi*rbf. Verify that you have access to that ...
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Find folder without permission inheritance

How can I recursively find which folder doesn't have permission inheritace enabled?
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Regardless of Windows language, how can I make the ICACLS command set a folder to have full access to everyone?

Background Say I have this command icacls C:\FullyAccessibleFolder /grant Users:(OI)(CI)F This works fine in English versions of Windows, but does not seem to work in French versions, giving the ...
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How to transfer Full Control ACL to named administrator account from CMD prompt?

Trying to give my named Administrator account (the account I use to log in to Windows) Full Control ACL permission across ALL files and folders. What is the command line to do this and/or could ...
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How to get deletion rights for old Windows folder in cmd [duplicate]

I have an old Windows installation on a secondary HDD and I can't format it because there's data on it. I therefore want to delete E:\Windows but haven't got sufficient rights. So I first took ...
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icacls command for List only rights (no read rights)

I am looking for the correct icacls parameter(s) (in Windows) to give list folder and files only (without giving read access to the file) I would like our service desk to be able to traverse the file ...
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Windows admin shares allowing unwanted access for all domain users

My Problem I have a problem with shares on my Windows 2008 R2 server: All shares including administrative shares such as c$ allow all users the permission to create files and folders. My Attempted ...
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CMD with icacls issue for windows 10 upgrade - invalid parameters

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop to windows 10 but it says my system reserved partition is low on available size so i'm following microsoft solution on the internet and somehow got stuck with these ...
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Command line to permanently get access to folder

UPDATE While I was able to use the method described in accepted answer once it failed a second time or was just giving too much trouble. Searching further I found SetACL by Helge Klein which is far ...
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Cygwin mkdir makes directory I don't have permissions to

Using latest version of cygwin64 in Windows 10. I have managed to get a directory foo that has something strange about its permissions. I'm not quite sure how this happened but here are the symptoms: ...
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Disable Narrator.exe in windows 8 and above

The Narrator is one annoying windows feature and i wanted to get rid of it. So i decided to change the file permissions. I took ownership of the Narrator.exe which was located in the Windows System ...
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What does IC in ICACLS stand for?

The command-line program to modify user permissions for files in Windows is called icacls, where ACL is for access control list, and i'm guessing the S indicates plural. What does IC stand for?
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Create List of Access Denied Files & Folders

I want to make a list of access denied files/folders for a given account. I'm aware "icacls" handles making lists of files/folders given an account name. e.g. This command lists access denied per ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to share root breaks inheritance

I'm having an issue with Windows 2012 R2 where setting NTFS permissions on the root of a share breaks inheritance, and the NTFS permissions are effectively replaced with the new ACE. The only way I ...
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Batch file using icacls not executing

I'm reading the users from a file and I try to grant them access to a specific folder, but when I execute the batch file below nothing happens. Can someone please explain me what is wrong? Edit: I'm ...
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Permissions inheritance problems with Windows 10

Since upgrading to Windows 10, I have moved over my hard drive from Windows 8.1 which contained my Users folder. I have previously made migrations like this with no issues, but this time, I'm getting ...
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Changing Folder Permissions in vbscript

I have a vbscript that will create a folder, but I need the User to have Full Permissions. I have put my code below. (Windows 8 system) FSO.CreateFolder(lclFolder) oWS.exec "icacls " & lclFolder ...
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Remove inherited permissions with SetACL

I'm using SetACL as an alternative to icacls to process objects' DACL SACL and ownership. After reading the documentation, I see that the clear parameter clears the ACL of any non-inherited ACEs, ...
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Setting Deny Permissions with ICACLS on “This Folder”

ICACLS "{PATH}" /DENY "{AD Group}:(D)" I want to deny the ability for {AD Group} to delete the parent folder but still have permissions to delete child folder and files. However, when I set the DENY ...
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How do I find all files that do NOT have SYSTEM permission?

I saw that I can use icacls to find all files matching a SID, but how do I find all files that DO NOT have access for SYSTEM user? ICACLS name /findsid Sid [/T] [/C] [/L] [/Q] finds all matching ...
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How to run a batch file with user set for file access using icacls

I am trying to run icacls utility for sharing files. But I have a set of users A, B, C and D only for whom I would need to provide access. One way of granting access is to write n lines for n users. ...
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What versions of Windows ship with ICACLS

Can someone point me to a list somewhere that states which versions of Windows (client and server) ship with ICACLS? I need to know going back to approximately the Windows XP era, and unfortunately ...
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matching dir /a:r and icacls

I am trying to see file permissions on command line. I came across a similar question but cannot understand icacls output. In the following example, c10.dat is a read-only file, as shown by dir /a:r ...
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icacls is giving access denied on remote file system

I am working on remote drive mounted on my system where i created some file i need to set some permission for that file. I used icacls but its not working. When i am trying to access file permission ...
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icacls batch file multiple directories with wildcards help needed

I have written the following batch file that does a great job combing through all folders beginning with the number 3 and applying folder permissions to any 2010 subfolder. Example of the batch ...
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batch script that grants admin rights and goes through all files and folders

I have this, pretty sure its a little harsh but does the job, gives me all the rights to the files and folders on a drive when run on a drive, now I need help getting it to go into sub directories, so ...
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Give user create/read, but revoke delete/overwrite

A little background: I've got a citrix server with about 20 accounts that are used in a round robin fashion by various remote users to access a published application. This application allows users to ...
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Files and folders inaccessible

It’s a sad day for me. Logging on to my Windows 7 system, I found I had no task bar icons, no desktop icons and no files in my start folders. Definitely not good!! Upon investigation, I found that the ...
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Explain the output of ICACLS.EXE, line by line, item by item

What does this mean: C:\foo\> icacls . . NT AUTHORITY\IUSR:(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(OI)(CI)(M) NT AUTHORITY\IUSR:(OI)(CI)(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(I)(OI)(CI)(RX) NT ...
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Permissions on new created files (Windows 7 specific)?

Maybe a noob question, but how ALCs are determined on new created files (by running MyApp.exe)? I'd like to grant "users" full control on new files created inside C:\ProgramData\MyApp when launching ...