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Easier way to set, copy and manage NTFS permissions (ACLs) on files and folders in Windows

Easier way to set, copy and manage NTFS permissions (ACLs) on files and folders in Windows

Managing Windows NTFS permissions (also know as Access Control Lists) has always been difficult for users because of the complex UI dialogs and concepts involved. Copying permissions is even harder because when you normally copy files from Explorer, permissions are not retained. You have to use command line tools like icacls to manage permissions. In this article, we will look at a free third party app called NTFS Permissions Tools that makes setting permissions extremely easy.