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    I am lookiing for help understanding icacls

    I have a local network of PCs.
    The machines run Windows 7.
    The main one, the biggest, runs Windows 7 Ult. and the others Prof.
    The main one has a number of Virtualbox machines running Windows, all but 1 are Windows 7, the one exception runs Windows 8.1.

    Now my problem.
    I have in the main machine taken a DriveSnapShot image of the C: drive.
    I have stored it in a share on a locally connected NAS (Netgear RND4000).
    I tried to access this share using the snapshot program in one of the other PCs to extract a couple of files without disturbing the main machine.
    I could access the image and viewed the contents in a mapped folder.
    When I came to extract the files I found that the folder was not accessible. 'Access is denied'

    The folder is shared in the main machine (it shows as an folder icon with a padlock superimposed in the mapped drive).
    I was advised that I may need to change the access permissions using CACLS. As this is replaced by ICACLS for Windows 7 I have been trying to understand what I am supposed to do.
    What access list am I changing?

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    Have you tried icacls /?

    Thats how I learned about it...

    Or a step better. If you have powershell v.3 type in icacls, it will give you the same info that it will in command prompt, but throws in a few examples at the bottom
    Last edited by amckinley; 4th March 2014 at 05:24 PM. Reason: more info

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    Basically its an enhanced version of calcs quite good if you want to set permissions on a very granular level

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    Quote Originally Posted by amckinley View Post
    Have you tried icacls /?

    Thats how I learned about it...

    Or a step better. If you have powershell v.3 type in icacls, it will give you the same info that it will in command prompt, but throws in a few examples at the bottom
    Thanks for the tip about PowerShell.
    I do not really know where to start. I have looked at the icacls /? but honestly don't know what they are talking about.
    I need a dummy's guide sort of thing to get to grips with Access Control Lists. Is there a tutorial or an article on TechNet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_lane View Post
    Basically its an enhanced version of calcs quite good if you want to set permissions on a very granular level
    Thanks but I need more help than that. I have never needed to use calcs either but as I am now all Windows 7 I am looking for help to learn what the H$%% they are talking about. I need as I said above a tutorial or article which explains ACLs.

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