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Add Reset Permissions To The Context Menu

In terms of NTFS and ReFS volumes and drives, of which the latter was first Introduced In Windows Server 2012, you can grant or deny access to files and folders natively within Windows 10, by setting security permissions based on the type of user authorization level. Sometimes however, you may have the need to reverse the change with the permissions applied to a given file or folder. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Reset permissions option to the right-click context menu.

Now I'm not going to bore you with In depth details on how permissions are defined, assigned and managed. Why? Well, given you've gained an Interest and you're now actively reading this article, I'd say It's safe to assume that you'd have some type of understanding of how permissions are structured. What I will say (and simply put), Is that there are two types of permissions- Explicit and Inherited. For your reference, please refer to this website.

There are a number of ways to reset user permissions back to their default state, such as executing commands via the Command Prompt, however this can be a somewhat arduous task If you're not familiar with the types of commands that need to be entered.

To simplify the process, I will demonstrate how to add the Reset permissions option to the right-click of the mouse, by using a neat little Registry file. All that's required on your end, Is to double-click the file, follow a couple of prompts and the job's done. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and then double-click the Add Reset Permissions.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.

Step Two:

A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.

Step Three:

I've now right-clicked my folder named Windows 10 Tips, and as you can see, the Reset Permissions option and It's respective settings have been successfully added. I can reset the permissions on the folder and/or files with a simple click of the mouse.

Step Four:

When you right-click on a file (and not a folder), only the Reset Permissions option Is available, and not the rest as seen In the above Image. Functionality-wise, It still achieves the same result.

Last Step:

In the event you change your mind and wish to remove the Reset Permissions, simply double-click on the Remove Reset Permissions.reg file and hit Yes.

Final Thoughts:

This Implementation comes to very good use when user permissions have been set, but for one reason or another, did not take effect as expected. As such, you can simply reset permissions back to their default state with one click of the mouse. It certainly beats using commands and/or third-party tools.

Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.

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