What are Effective Permissions for Files and Folders in Windows

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Nikhil Tamhankar

    Hi Anand, nice post. Just wondering, how to remove “Effective Permissions” from group policy?

  2. Gizeh

    Hi, thank you for you interesting article!
    Let me suggest Data Rover Effective Permissions , a very useful tool that allow to check and track the real file system permissions. It was really decisive for the needs of my company (and allowed me to make a good impression with my boss 😛 ).

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