Can I use playfile with the newer tool ICACL? WHat would be the command?

Posted on 2016-11-08
Last Modified: 2016-11-19
I had this question after viewing Newer Security translation tools alike subinacl for Windows 10.

Can I use playfile with the newer tool ICACL? WHat would be the command
Question by:creative555
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ID: 41879483
You should be able to create something similar with /Save and /Restore options. It will only work for files, though.
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by:Peter Hutchison
ID: 41879598
I use a new tool called Setacl.exe to replace Subinacl. You can get it from

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ID: 41879717
Does setacl works with Win 10? I have subinacle fail on Cortana folder all the time.

Below is where I need to add target user permissions:

This is from  Subinacle log.
+subkeyreg HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-727705047-903972831-1544914777-2009
+subkeyreg HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-727705047-903972831-1544914777-2009_Classes
+subkeyreg HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-727705047-903972831-1544914777-2009_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
+keyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-3776012894-3702078199-3568858750-2039
+subdirectories C:\Users\luca.dellamore
+subdirectories C:\Users\luca.dellamore\*.*

What command do you use with the setacle tool? Does it do files and registry?
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ID: 41879753
Actually, I have read the requirements for setacl and I didn't see Win 10 mentioned there. Did you test with Win 10 version?

System Requirements

SetACL works on all Windows NT based operating systems from Windows XP onwards. The newer, the better. This includes: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 (R2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012.
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ID: 41879988
Setacl works on win10.
Icacls does not work on folders, Qlemo? Here it does on folders but there are some effects that I find irregular, I will look into it again with more time.
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Qlemo earned 250 total points
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icacls works on folders, MäckMesser, at least I never heard anything different. Anyway, it does not work here as registry permission changes are required too.
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McKnife earned 250 total points
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Cool Emu, why call me McMesser? Election day humor?
Ok, right, it is about registry keys, but still, icacls works on folders, I used it with save and restore. But for the registry, he should look at setacls, right.

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ID: 41880918
thank you so much! So I should try icacls for folders with save and restore. But for the registry, I should look at setacls, right?

 I am new to scripting.  Could you pls suggest the command/switches that I should be running since you used these tools before.

thanks again.

I wonder if we are dealing with file locked for exclusive access when subinacle hangs...What do you think? How does those tools deal with locked files?
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ID: 41881042
To be honest: don't ask for other to give you switches. Learn it. Don't rely on others in these matters. It is very easy and well-documented.
"Locked"? There's no indication of that. Could simply be a bug.

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ID: 41881237
good comment. Thank you so much! I will try out and let you know the resutls

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ID: 41891896
Still trying out. Will have the results today or tomorrow :)

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ID: 41894400
thank you so much both! Yes. icacl worked!

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