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Reset/clear NTFS Permissions

Ever hooked up an old drive and received error messages regarding permissions while copying or browsing through folders? There’s a simple way to reset and clear the user permissions for all the folders in one go.

Via Command prompt (admin) type the below code. In this case E:/ indicates that everything within the E drive will be reset. For more information on what the other parameters do, check out the below links.

icacls E:\ /reset

icacls E:\ /reset /t /c /l

Links & References

How to Reset NTFS Permissions Using a Simple, Free utility

reset all permissions for windows 10 and remove any unwanted hidden – Microsoft Community

Icacls | Microsoft Learn

Takeown | Microsoft Learn

Quickly Reset NTFS Permissions in Windows 10