What’s wrong with my directory file permissions?

Issue

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I’m dealing with two directories, the one being the parent of the other (but that’s irrelevant for the question). I want to read the files in one directory, using an application, but that seems not to work. According to the Powershell Get-Acl command, that can easily be explained:

Prompt> Get-Acl -All C:Temp_FolderDecompile
...
Path      Owner           Access                                                                                                                                    
----      -----           ------                                                                                                                                    
Decompile DomainMyUser   APPLICATION PACKAGE AUTHORITYALL APPLICATION PACKAGES Allow  Write, Read, Synchronize...                                                 

Prompt> Get-Acl -All C:Temp_FolderDecompileCustomer_Logs
...
Path          Owner           Access                                                                                                                                     
----          -----           ------                                                                                                                                     
Customer_Logs DomainMyUser   NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM Allow  FullControl... 

As you can see, I have full control over the directory “C:Temp_FolderDecompileCustomer_Logs” while the permissions on the directory “C:Temp_FolderDecompile” are limited.

However, the problem is just the opposite: I can see everything in the “C:Temp_FolderDecompile” directory, while I see nothing in the “C:Temp_FolderDecompileCustomer_Logs” directory.

  1. How is this possible?
  2. Is there a way to copy the file permissions from one directory to another one? (I didn’t see such an option in the Powershell Set-Acl command)

Oh, my application is Microsoft Server Management Studio, version v18.12. I’m trying to restore a backup and I can’t seem to find it in its directory.



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