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How to use Microsoft ICACLS to dump file and directory ACLs to a text file

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Microsoft Windows, all versions


  • During the course of troubleshooting permissions to files on a CIFS share you need to document Access Control Lists (ACLs) on folders and files.
  • Windows File Explorer does not have a means to dump the permissions to a text file and taking screen shots is impractical for multiple drives, folders, and files.


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