Posted By: Anonymous
How can I grant permissions to a user on a directory (Read, Write, Modify) using the Windows command line?
As of Vista,
cacls is deprecated. Here’s the first couple of help lines:
C:>cacls NOTE: Cacls is now deprecated, please use Icacls. Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files
You should use
icacls instead. This is how you grant John full control over
D:test folder and all its subfolders:
C:>icacls "D:test" /grant John:(OI)(CI)F /T
According do MS documentation:
F= Full Control
CI= Container Inherit – This flag indicates that subordinate containers will inherit this ACE.
OI= Object Inherit – This flag indicates that subordinate files will inherit the ACE.
/T= Apply recursively to existing files and sub-folders. (
CIonly apply to new files and sub-folders). Credit: comment by @AlexSpence.