Adding Restore Backup/Restore Ownership to Windows context menu?


  1. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    Adding Restore Backup/Restore Ownership to Windows context menu?


    I followed this tutorial to add the take ownership option to my windows 10 context menu, and I have worked with restoring ownership to certain folders using the icacls command, but if I can add take ownership to the context menu, can't I do the same with the icacls command, with 2 options to backup file permissions and save to a different location, and restore said permissions when I want? (if possible at all)

    I haven't done anything like this, so if anyone is willing to help, thank you, if not, then I understand
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Hi, whilst I can't and won't attempt to speak to the format of the command you need, I'll just suggest one of many utilities you might use to add something to the context menu. Whether what you seek is feasible or meaningful, I really can't say.

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  3. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    Ok, I downloaded this program, opened it, and it gave me one of those "an error happened, but you can try to run it anyway" boxes; attachment has error output

    If im missing anything that might impact this program, then I want to get/fix that so it will run smooth; or am I good to go?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Sorry, no idea about that as to its significance.
    Might indicate a problem with the pertinent VisualC++ redistributable.

    As it's an older program, you might try installing in compatibility mode. I installed it on Win 10 without a problem, but long ago so don't recall details now.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello @BrokenDaily,

    If you like, here's a Reset Permissions context menu below that will reset effective permissions (what you set) of files and folders back to their default inherited permissions.

    Add Reset Permissions to Context Menu in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    This Reset Permissions thing, it sounds like its what I need, but I want to get clarification on it.

    Example: I go into C:\Windows\System32 and examine the imageres.dll file for its advanced security settings; owner is TrustedInstaller, TrustedInstaller has full control over it while all other(s) are only given read & execute permissions. I then use Take Ownership on it, giving me full access to do what I want to it. I then use the reset permissions command on the dll file.

    Will this restore said file to what it was before? With TrustedInstaller as owner, TrustedInstaller having full control over it, and all other users only having read & execute access, or will this eliminate all users from its advanced security settings, forcing me to re-assign everything to what it was?
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    "Reset Permissions" would restore the default permissions (inherited) of the file (ex: "imageres.dll") to be the same as it's parent folder (ex: "System32"), but it affect the current owner.
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