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How can I make Windows modify CIFS/ZFS ACLs 'correctly'

I have a FreeNAS (FreeBSD) system with a CIFS share (called "library") backed by a ZFS file system. The share is set up as per the FreeNAS GUI to use "Windows / Mac" ACLs which I'm led to believe ...
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Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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1answer
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Explorer.exe COMRuntime error: unexisting user can't get access permissions to COM server

since explorer has no appid, it's not possible to find relevant DCOM component in Component Services. I tried editing access rights in Elevated-Unelevated Explorer Factory component and editing ...
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Change registry permissions via command line (batch file)

I found an awesome Reg Hack for Windows 7, that renames the 'Computer' icon to something like %username% on %computername%. Unfortunately, in the tutorial, it says to change permissions of the ...
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Files copied to shared folder do not inherit permissions

I have a shared directory with the Guest account having Read & execute, Read, List contents permissions. I can access files over the network (e.g. on my tablet or laptop) without issue. However, ...
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How to remove read-only attribute recursively on Windows 7

I need to remove read-only attributes of all files under a directory recursively on Windows 7 using command line. I think one can do this using icacls but I couldn't figure exactly how to do it. ...
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1answer
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Copy security permissions of one file to another

I would like to replicate the permissions of a file to another. I do not want to copy the data, only the permissions. For example, I created a new file and want it to have the same permissions as ...
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2answers
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Restrict access to a folder by EXE

Is it possible in Windows 7 to restrict which EXEs can access a certain folder? Let's imagine I have a folder (c:\myfolder) with some data files that can only be opened by a certain EXE. For ...
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0answers
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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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1answer
233 views

changing ntfs permissions for Windows internal usage, from linux

Troubleshooting an Windows 7 installation. One tactic is to increase permissions on files/directories ACL's (access control lists) for windows, from within windows, so all system data and drivers etc ...
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1answer
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Use icacls to make a directory read-only on Windows 7

I'm attempting to test some filesystem exceptions in a Java based application. I need to find a way to create a directory that is located under %TMP% that is set to read-only. Essentially on ...
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1answer
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Access Control List ACL to Limit an Account

How do I create an ACL in Windows 7 that prevents a public account (called Users) on our Media PC from being able to Read/Write to a particular folder while still allowing me to connect to it over our ...
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How can I add a user from Windows 8 to an ACL on Windows 7?

The title pretty much says what I want to do. I have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Is there an easier way of doing this? I do not want to takeown the files, just add a user (or two) ...
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Windows with Full Control to Everyone for Everything

Similar to sudo chmod -R 777 /, but for Windows 7. A customer decided he hated the prompts for administrators to continue, so he gave himself Full Control for the Everyone group on Windows 7. Now, ...
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Cannot remove files on Windows

I've got some files that I wish to delete. They are on a local hard drive. This hard drive has never been near any other operating system. I am the administrator, and the only administrator, for this ...
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2answers
567 views

Duplicate permissions of “C:\Program Files” for other directories

I am setting up a computer that uses an SSD for the operating system (Windows 7 Professional) and a hard disk for data and most programs. I would like to have two "Program Files" directories, one on ...
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Administrator not an Administrator?

I have copied some files from an XP computer to a PC running Windows 7. I am logged on as a user who is marked as an Administrator. When I try to access the directory, I am told I don't have ...
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Why would the NTFS ACL utility `icacls` alter the system partition behind the scene?

I attached an hdd to my win7 machine and assigned the drive letter I: to the only partition on the hdd. The hdd was originally from another computer, and to avoid all those "you don't currently have ...
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1answer
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Hard drive access denied from Windows Explorer (but works from command prompt as Admin)

When I try to access a hard drive from Windows Explorer (in Windows 7), I keep getting this error: E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I am logged in under an admin account. Oddly, when I ...