By Joshua Erdman
Digital Foundation, inc.
Cacls comes with Windows NT4.0/2000/XP. It is used to add or remove security permissions to files and
folders. It is very handy, for example, if you wanted to add the administrator group to a bunch of files without
changing the other security settings.
cacls /T /E /G administrator:F d:\users\*.*
Cacls will add Full Control for the administrator account to all files and subfolders in the Users folder of the D:\
cacls /T /E /R Everyone d:\users
Cacls will remove all permissions for the 'Everyone' group in all files and subfolders in the Users folder of the
WARNING! Be sure to use the /E switch when you are just making modifications to the ACLs of a file.
Without the /E switch, your settings will replace the current security with only what is specified.
Article last reviewed: 05/24/2004
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