Q&A How to restore the system default permissions?

Discussion in 'General Security Discussions' started by ItsReallyMe, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. ItsReallyMe

    ItsReallyMe Level 2

    Dec 21, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Windows 10
    I changed the system permissions to get ownership of system files to modify a system sound file.How do I restore default permissions?
  2. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 53

    Jul 3, 2015
    If you ever want to get ownership of a specific file in the future, you don't have to change the general settings. You can just do it for that particular file.
    How to Add “Take Ownership” to the Right-Click Menu in Windows Explorer
    If I remember right, once you have this option in the context menu, you can also use it to restore default ownership. Maybe this will work for you. It's not clear to me exactly what you did and how you did it.
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  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    Postal Worker
    Windows 10
    With Reset command (file/folders).
    icacls "%WINDIR%\System32\UsoClient.exe" /reset
    icacls "%WinDir%" /reset /t /l /q /c
    Resetting NTFS files permission in Windows – Graphical Utility
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