Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of the filesystem.

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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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What are the default ACL permissions for administrator user folder under Server 2008 R2?

I have noticed I am able to delete some files from administrator's account user folder under C:\Users(adminfolder) as a regular user (belonging to Users group). Checking the Security tab, I notice ...
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Ntfs-3g mounted drives with read-only/no access to certain users

I have a raspberry pi where two ntfs drives (after installing ntfs-3g) are mounted automatically having the following lines in etc/fstab: /dev/sda1 /media/USBHDD1 auto noatime 0 0 /dev/sda2 ...
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Permission to execute denied for every file in /tmp:

When I try to execute any program from the /tmp directory, it shows me /tmp/file_name: Permission denied. The same error is shown when I simply enter /tmp. The file system for /tmp is ramfs. I've ...
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DD-WRT: /tmp folder permissions

After making a simple hello world OpenWRT package I installed it to the /tmp folder on the dd-wrt device. The program shows up in ls /tmp but when I try to execute it, it shows me /tmp/helloworld: ...
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So I accidently ICACLS *.* /DENY MYUSER:(W) /T on system32

Please help I can't even open notepad I was trying to do it on D:\windows LOL Any way to restore all permissions to default? I'm afraid to restart the computer...
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How can I delete .FON files on a Windows 7 PC?

I want to remove two .FON files (not in the "Fonts" folder), but got this error: Apparently just copying a file is enough to be hogged by Windows. (This is my pet peeve with Windows: it does a lot ...
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Restrict a Windows executable's read/write access to specific directories

I have an application which I need to test, and I would like to restrict its read/write access to specific directories (All other directories other than its parent folder, in this case). How can this ...
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How can I change the permissions on WinSxS?

I am trying to follow these instructions to move WinSxS on Windows 8. Yes I know what WinSxS is. Yes I am aware of the issues. Yes I really need to move it. I did a dry run of these instructions to ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Folder permissions are Read-Only causing ProcessExplorer not to execute under Win8.1 x64

OMG! I'm going nuts. Yes, I've read the articles regarding that the RO flag on a dir means to look at customizations in desktop.ini, but seems like Process Explorer didn't get the memo. I DLed the ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin account is logging in as a user account

This one has me completely lost so I hope there's someone out there who can help. I'm running Windows 8.1, I have the only account that has ever been on the computer and when I set it up I set it as ...
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Set permission for Dropbox syncing

I have a SqLite database for a webapp running locally (permission www-data, group also www-data) and I want to be able to sync it using Dropbox. How should I change the settings so that it can be sync ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Unix touch command on Windows 7? [duplicate]

On Unix the touch command allows you to change the date of creation of a file. I would like to know whether there is an analogous command on Windows 7 which would allow you to change the dates and ...
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Don't have permissions to save file in Mac OS X using Vim, even after using sudo

I’m trying to edit the following file on my machine: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf First I got an error stating that I don’t have permissions to change the file, fair enough. I then used sudo but I still ...
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SELinux remove extended ACL

I have a set of files that can't have selinux's extended acl on them. When running ls -la I get a result similar to: -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 Aug 8 2014 filea -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 ...
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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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changing the ownership to subfolders will affect the other folder owned by the same user?

I would need full access to the subfolder A owned by user xxxxx .(unknown may be moved out of organization) The parent folder is owned by root. Whether I am able to achieve this by changing the ...
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How do I allow access to folders I mistakenly over secured in Windows 7?

I stupidly denied access to my user folder for the administrator group, and now I can't fix the problem. I set the Administrators and HomeUsers groups' permissions on my Account's user folder to Deny ...
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Permissions for Win 7

Please! I have no computer knowledge for certain issues at hand and really need for some kind and patient soul to help me. I do not understand Permissions and wonder if their is a list showing the ...
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Is it possible for Windows 7 to differentiate between files created by a process run by a user and files created by a user?

A File Created by a Process that is Run by a User For example, I use my user account to run a process which creates a bunch of files. A File Created by a User I copy a file, or create a file using ...
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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for shared folders in ext4 file system?

I am build another Samba server as an Active Directory Domain Controller to replace an old and buggy one. Every night I rsync the old one with the new one. Now I am only changing the shares names in ...
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Unsure about permission logic on Synology NAS

I am bit confused as to how Synology NAS permission logic works, so I want to have a bit of a confirmation about how this works: As far as I can see, the "access value" to a NAS "shared folder" can ...
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file sharing windows-xp and 7 doesn't prompt for username and password?

I have two computer on workgroup,Windows 7 and xp on vmware. I can access all the file of the windows 7 from xp but i have to enter credentials which is fine. But when i try to access file shared on ...
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Giving files copied to directory the same permissions as the directory

I am using LAMP Apache version 2.2.15 on CentOS 6.6. I have created a directory /var/www/dropbox which has permissions rwxrwsr-x. I have made the group www-OtagoHarbour the owner where ...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a ...
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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Setting ACL for group read access

Let me introduce you to margaret and pepijn, my two LDAP users. Pepijn is at the bottom of my non-existent corporation's food chain and is therefore member of only one LDAP-group: pepijn@srv:/$ ...
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How to make a folder read-only in Windows?

So I want to prevent myself writing into some files into folder. I always works with back_up folders in which I compare, transfer data to target projects. The problem is that sometimes on mistake I ...
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Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?

I have a Google Drive account that syncs files between multiple systems. I'd like to have drive installed on a regular user account on each machine, syncing files to a directory in the root of C:\ so ...
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In an AFS filesystem, why am I unable to access some directories where I have r-x permissions, and able to access some where I have no permissions?

I've encountered some unexpected behavior when trying to access directories in an AFS mount using Linux (specifically, in bash 4.3.11(1)-release on Ubuntu 14.04.1). In some cases, I'm unable to access ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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How do I edit the hosts file on Windows 7 when the instructions don't work?

All instructions I find say to run Notepad as Administrator and open the hosts file from there. Sounds logical, but when I try to save the hosts file I get the following error in a dialog box: hosts ...
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File capabilities (setcap) not being applied in Linux Mint 17.1

I've been trying to get an application to run properly, but it seems to be unable to find any network interfaces. It is designed to run without administrative rights, and so requires specific file ...
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Old Samba denies access to directory

I'm trying to connect a Linux vm (ubuntu 14.04 server) to an old samba server (3.0.5 on an ancient Xserve). The only way I know is by using the sec=ntlm option at mount time. It works but it does not ...
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How do I get file permissions to carry over from Windows to Linux via Python?

I recently replaced an outdated packaging script written as a batch file with a new one written in Python. We build/package the software on a Windows machine, then deploy it to a Linux machine. More ...
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Default permissions on OS/X when downloading from Chrome

When I download an image or a file from Chrome, there are no Read rights on the Others group. Would it be possible to change that, or would there be a way to make all files in a specific folder ...
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How to set up git user for group-writeable repositories and SSH access?

I am setting up a Git server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I need the server to support both the SSH and HTTP protocols. So far I've followed the instructions in the Git Book to get my server to support the ...
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Why am I getting EACCESS writing to a chmod 777 directory?

I moved my /tmp to another hard disk to save wear on the SSD. ls -aolh / lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10 Jan 3 17:22 tmp -> /store/tmp ls -aolh /store drwxrwxrwx 13 root 4.0K Jan 7 13:51 tmp ls ...
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Different permissions for sub directory on Windows 8.1

For example, I have shared a directory like "D:\Shared". It contains a sub directory "D:\Shared\Incoming". What I want is that users can only read files from the D:\Shared and its sub directories, but ...
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Mounted Share from TerraStation file server - can't change file or directory permissions

I am trying to delete files from the TerraStation share in a subdirectory. These are marked by TS as having permissions issues. Through a terminal window (Mac, OS 10.10, CentOS) I su then cd to ...
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Ntfs permission error

We occasionally observe damaged permissions on folders with the error: No permissions have been assigned for this object The affected systems are mostly Windows 7 but also Terminal Server 2008 and ...
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USB Drive not showing files

I have 64GB SanDisk pen drive now days its not showing files and folders inside my pen drive but when checking the used space and unused space is showing correctly How to fix this issue ?
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create file/folder permission without delete permission

Is there anyway I can set create file/folder permission for a user in Windows 7 without giving delete permission for a folder? I don't want the user to delete any files in that folder but he should be ...
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Inheriting file permissions

I currently have an AirPlay audio streaming service (Shairport) running on Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. I have it configured to save the metadata for the songs that are played. For every song, it ...
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Cannot remove a file

I used Cryptonite to encrypt a file then my device was shutdowned suddenly. Well, I cannot decrypt the file anymore. This's what I catched in the logcat when I try to encrypt the file once again: ...
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linux: rm of file as root fails with EPERM (Operation not permitted)

I am logged in as root # whoami root I have a file # ls -l /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8424 Dec 3 10:29 /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop It ...