File (System, Transfer, Storage) in Windows
For simple management in DOS, see:
Microsoft’s security model doesn’t permit to give ownership to someone, only to take it. That way an admin (or otherwise privileged user) cannot take ownership of a file inaccessible to her directly, access or modify it, and give it back to the original owner without notice to the original owner.
takeown /F folder
Example: Grant all to a folder
icacls "c:\openFolder" /grant "everyone":(OI)(CI)M icacls "c:\openFolder" /grant "Authenticated Users":(OI)(CI)M icacls "c:\openFolder" /grant "domain\user":(OI)(CI)M
processed file: c:\openFolder Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files
REM /t means "apply change recursively" REM /e means "edit existing DACL". REM Omitting this will overwrite the existing DACL. cacls c:\temp\Test /t /e /g Everyone:f
See Windows - Path
In Windows, a file is considered an executable file if its extension is in the pathext environment variable.
There is no notion of executability in the file permission as on Linux.