Access Control Lists Inadequately Documented .. Why Is That?

MARK ROCKMAN 1 Reputation point

Late model Windows often present a file or directory that "needs" permission from Administrator or Everyone before File Explorer will perform a requested command. This is unaccountable behavior because I never apply access control lists to any of the involved files when I create them. The operating instructions for File Explorer do not go into detail about what the end user is supposed to do in order to make the operation work properly. I have studied the problem extensively and remain mystified. Even an elevated process that "owns" the offending file or directory does always succeed in performing the operation. So I ask why Microsoft has declined to write a detailed, peer reviewed paper on how to delete a "protected" file or directory in a process without fail.

Windows 11
Windows 11
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  1. Limitless Technology 38,771 Reputation points


    Maybe the below articles from Microsft might help you with the answers you are searching for in the process involved in the Access Control Lists and Getting Information from an ACL.

    Access Control Lists

    Getting Information from an ACL

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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