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SetACL (Portable)

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 4/27/2017.

SetACL – Automate Permissions and Manage ACLs

Are you looking for a way to automate the management of Windows permissions? Do you need features like domain migration? Or support for paths longer than 260 character other tools cannot handle any more? In either case you have come to the right place.

SetACL comes in two variants: one, a command-line tool, ideal for use in scripts and batch files. Two, a COM DLL that is perfect for basically any programming language. Both are free.

What does SetACL do?

SetACL manages permissions, auditing and ownership information. It does everything the tools built into Windows do, and much more. It is inherently automatable and scriptable. The COM version provides the full functionality to any COM-enabled programming language (C#, Visual Basic, C++, Delphi, PowerShell, VBScript, …).

SetACL facilitates migrations, where re-acling is an essential step. It copies permissions between users or even domains. It can be used to hunt down unwanted permissions and mercilessly remove them. SetACL is the driving force in countless scripts, tested and proven. It is valued by administrators and developers alike. SetACL has been downloaded more than 400,000 times.

Read about SetACL’s feature set. A long list of cool stuff.

Now you will probably want to download the software.

Have a good look at the examples. They quickly show you how to use this tool.

If you have questions: consult the documentation. That should help.

You still have unanswered questions? Check out the list of frequently asked questions. The chances are good that someone already asked your question.

If you need support, a question in the forums might be a good idea.

To install SetACL (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install setacl

To upgrade SetACL (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade setacl


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'setacl' 
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url            = ''
    $checksum       = '09E34E294C95BA7967C5463ECA1ACB571B745620CC2F58527DD1C1F154436EE0'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'ZIP' 
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Software Author(s)

  • Helge Klein


Helge Klein


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