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Modify Multiple files' NTFS permission

M

msxcms

#1
In Windows XP, I can select Multiple files and right click them to modify
permissions in Security Tab. But in Vista, I can't see the tab when I select
multiple files and see the Properties. How can I do it like XP?
 
J

Jimmy Brush

#2
Hello,

I'm not aware of any way to do this exactly like Windows XP.

You can do so using the icacls command-line tool when using an elevated
command prompt.

To open an elevated command prompt:

- Click start
- Type: cmd
- Right-click cmd when it shows up under programs
- Click Run As Administrator

The icacls tool takes a bit of getting used to. Here's an example command
line:

icalcs *.txt /grant Jimmy:(F)

Grants the user Jimmy full control over all text files in the current
directory.


--
- JB

Windows Vista Support Faq
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 
M

msxcms

#3
In XP, do it like the following media file:
http://shengyu.bmforum.com/personal/ntfs.avi

(XP Professional with HP Desktop)

"msxcms" wrote:

> In Windows XP, I can select Multiple files and right click them to modify
> permissions in Security Tab. But in Vista, I can't see the tab when I select
> multiple files and see the Properties. How can I do it like XP?