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Resetting Windows files and folder permissions

Open the command prompt with administrative rights, then run one of these:

# Reset permissions for a folder, its files and subfolders:
> icacls "full path to the folder" /reset /t /c /l
# Reset permissions for a file or folder only (without subfolders)
> icacls "full path to the folder" /reset

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