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ICACLS "Read-only" commands are NOT working..Please help! :( RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am the administrator in my pc, and there are some other users. I set a folder (Rasu) as "Read only" for a specific user (Hary), using ICALCS in command prompt in Windows 7. The folder has some ".txt" files. I used the following command --

    C:\Windows\system32\ICACLS "C:\Work\Topics\Rasu" /grant:r "Hary":(OI)(CI)R /T

    This command ran successfully in the command prompt. But the files in the folder can still be modified (i can change the text and can save as well. I can rename as well).

    I also tried the following command -

    C:\Windows\system32\Icacls "C:\Work\Topics\Rasu" /deny "Hary": (CI)(OI)(W,D)  /Grant:r "Hary":(CI)(OI)R /T

    So basically I am denying "write" and "delete" for Hary, and giving Hary "Read-only" permission. This command ran successfully, but the files in "Rasu" folder are still modifiable.

    I don't know why the commands are NOT setting the "read-only" permission.  Please help :(



    • Edited by kaly999 Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:27 PM
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 2:25 PM

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  • "(i can change the text and can save as well. I can rename as well)."

    Hary is your own account??? Please logon with Hary and see the results. 

    In addition, check if the group administrators have full control on this folder. 


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