Update 03/31/2015: New version release. Check the download section
It seems many people found the post entitled “Resetting NTFS files security and permission in Windows” very useful, however many users were having problems following the steps properly manually.
For this reason, I made a small graphical utility to achieve this task:
This utility needs administrator privilege in order to run. To use it, first click on “Choose folder” to select the folder you want to reset permissions then press “GO” to proceed.
It is also possible to edit the commands, change or add new commands before you press “GO”.
Explanation of user interface:
- Reset files permissions: This is the basic option. You may uncheck it if you want to carry other operations
- Take ownership: Sometimes it is necessary to take ownership of the files before resetting their permission. For that reason please check this option if needed
- Apply for all sub-directories: Use this option to apply the selected commands recursively
- Reset hidden and system files: This command will make invisible files visible
- Don’t follow links: this option applies to the “Reset files permission” option
This is a new feature introduced in version 1.1.0. When you press this button, you get two options:
- Add to Explorer folder context menu
- Remove from Explorer folder context menu
When the ResetPermission utility is added to the Explorer folder context menu, you will be able to right-click on any folder and then choose a new option called “Reset Permission”. Check this screenshot:
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