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I saved an ACL using icacls using this command

icacls /save aclsFile

That worked fine, but whenever I try to restore the file I get an error message:

icacls * /restore aclsFile
Not all privileges or groups referenced are assigned to the caller. 

Has anyone else encountered this problem or know how to fix it?

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Is UAC enabled on your system? You need to run your command prompt as administrator in order for icacls restore to work.

Also - I'm pretty sure the format of your restore command is incorrect. A * will cause icacls to error out because it will look for *\ - what you probably want is:

icacls . /restore aclsFile
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Thank you very much. I didn't know about running command prompt as an Administrator. – RedPheonix Feb 9 '10 at 21:18

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