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What is “This folder only” permission propagating?

On a Windows network(no active directory), I can go to a local folder and under a folder select Properties->Security(tab)->Advanced(btn)->Change Permissions...(btn)->Add...(btn)-> Select a user and ...
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1answer
33 views

Can I grant permissions on files in windows 7 using a security identifier from another machine

I have an external hard drive, and I wish to grant permissions on some files to users from 2 different computers without having to hook it up to the 2 different computers. I know the SID of the user ...
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1answer
42 views

Prevent program from getting stolen with Windows permissions

I'll be sharing a dedicated Windows 2008 R2 server with another person. I will have admin rights and admin an account. The other person will only have a "normal" account and no admin rights. I have a ...
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0answers
48 views

You don't currently have permission to access this File/Folder error

I have a folder on my external hard drive that contains a series of images and subfolders that I had set to be locked. I set this up on my old laptop, and that laptop has since died. Unfortunately, I ...
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1answer
93 views

WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
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0answers
65 views

Write-protect, lock or freeze a partition (on Windows XP, 7, 8 x86-x64)

I'm looking for a way to deny write permissions specifically to other software (potentially malicious) OR if this isn't feasible, then lock/freeze a partition across XP, 7 and 8 OSs. The ideal ...
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0answers
36 views

Resetting / Managing User / NTFS Permissions

I'm having a stressful time with User / File / NTFS permissions under Win8.1 I don't know when exactly it happend but something probably went a bit wrong with the permissions on some of my folders, ...
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1answer
600 views

How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...
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48 views

Sync Linux system with Windows over SSH while retaining file permissions

I am trying to sync files between my Linux machine and my Windows machine over SSH (SFTP). Currently when I do this, the files lose their Unix file permissions because windows doesn't support Unix ...
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2answers
48 views

Confused about wording of text in the Effective Permissions window

On the Effective Permissions window in Windows Explorer you can enter a user or group name and see what permissions that user or group would have over that particular file. I'm slightly confused ...
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1answer
640 views

Access denied when writing files to network drive

Cannot map network drives using 'net use' while elevated as an administrator is the previous question, and this is somewhat of a follow-up. So here's what I've done over the last few months: ...
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0answers
58 views

Remove old user permissions from all folders

I have a lot of folders on several drives that are kept across Windows installations. For some reason they have always asked for permission to view some of these folders, so after several installs ...
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1answer
58 views

Does removing a user from a group revoke their ownership privileges?

This may be a naïve question, but I'm concerned about file ownership and group access under NTFS file systems and in a Windows AD environment. Let's say that Jim-Bob created a folder, \stuff, and put ...
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1answer
75 views

How do I lock a program so that only humans can open it?

I would like to lock my web browser so that it runs only if I specifically open it, with a keyboard, mouse, or both. This prevents obnoxious programs from opening it. I already looked at "set default ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Unable to copy file to shared folder

I have a folder on Server and have set access permissions for domain users. Whenever a user tries to copy an image file(jpg, png, etc) to that folder, he is denied permission. But, if he copies text ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
3
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0answers
93 views

Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
0
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1answer
154 views

Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
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1answer
36 views

Which folder allows any user to create/edit/delete files?

Does anyone here know a folder that is not located in C:\users\* that let's any user modify/create/delete files independent of their privilege level and user account?
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0answers
46 views

C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
2
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2answers
3k views

How can I create a Windows shared folder which requires absolutely no authentication to write data?

I want to create a folder on a domain joined Windows server (NTFS), which any user can generate logs files to. When I say any user, this may include built in Windows user accounts, and from any OS ...
0
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0answers
851 views

Windows 8 Security shows all “permissions incorrectly ordered”

I have a strange Folder/File security problem with a new Windows 8 Pro machine and I spent 3+ hours on the phone with Microsoft today and they don't have a 'fix' but have heard of it a "couple of ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Unable to delete or take ownership of folder (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I have a folder that I am unable to delete. I also cannot take ownership. The hard drive is one I have previously used in another PC, if this makes any difference. When trying to take ownership it ...
2
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2answers
535 views

What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties ...
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0answers
28 views

Windows will erase permissions on files

I have been seeing issues where Windows seems to "reset" permissions on files after I had set them. I have seen this in various versions of Windows. I'm sorry I don't have much more information. The ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Deleting system files that are in a remote shared folder?

I have my videos on a Windows Home Server. I have access to the shared folders, i.e. \\server\movies, with modify permissions. When I try to delete a folder like \\server\movies\movie, other files ...
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2answers
148 views

What's the “all other users” for folder security?

How do I add all other users to this: In the "Enter the object names to select (examples)" field.
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2answers
146 views

How can I delete this directory?

I thought I would try to delete a directory today. Little did I know, Windows wasn't going to let me. C:\Data\Projects\acme\4.2.0>rmdir /s product product, Are you sure (Y/N)? y product\release - ...
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2answers
651 views

Should I take ownership of my root partition in Windows (8)?

The Windows File "Security" very often aggravates me. In the most enraging situations an application that I normally started (although actually my main/only account is an administrator) doesn't work ...
2
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3answers
1k views

File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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1answer
167 views

Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
1
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0answers
82 views

Office Compatibility Pack and File Permissions

MS isn't my thing, so I hope somebody can give me a pointer. We have a Windows domain, with a Server-2003-SP1-Enterprise file server. One of the specific files is a MS Excel 2007 (XLSX) file created ...
2
votes
0answers
284 views

Mysterious Permission Problems Windows 7 - Access denied no luck with takeown

I have no idea how this has happened. I am running a VM on a drive and out of nowhere all permissions on that drive seem to have somehow become corrupt. I cannot open directories on the drive. ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Windows 7 installation removing fedora17

Currently I have Fedora 17 installed on my system. For some Windows specific tasks I need to use Windows, so I want to install Windows 7 on my system. All of the partitions on my harddrive are ...
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1answer
2k views

Cacls recursive wildcard

I have a user named foo and I want him to have only read permission over all files and folders in folder D:/bar Inside the folder I have a lot of folders and there are .dbf files scattered. I want ...
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0answers
217 views

How do I compress system files for which I have been denied access?

I need to compress some files in a folder, but my system denies me access from doing so. Since they are system files, how can I compress these files without changing the permissions? I'm looking for ...
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2answers
5k views

Cannot delete two files in Windows 7 — “You need permission to perform this action.”

I did something stupid. I reinstalled Windows on my computer but decided to leave the old installation on the drive instead of reformatting. Now I'm trying to delete the old Windows folder and for the ...
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1answer
3k views

Make read-only file read write from commandline windows

How can I make a read-only Windows file read+write for Everyone from the command line. I searched CACLS but the examples aren't great.
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4answers
309 views

Unable to grant user access to directories in a share

I am running windows 2003. We have active directory in my organization. I have a user -- for example -- called Bob Smith (e-mail is bsmith@organization.com, again, made up). Just for the record, ...
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0answers
45 views

Unable to change Windows file permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All folders are Read-Only (Windows) My work computer runs Windows Vista, on a typical Windows network (not sure which version of Windows server). I am the owner of my ...
2
votes
2answers
745 views

Took Ownership of File/Folder, but Still Couldn't Alter It

Received a "folder access denied" warning after wanting to delete a folder so I needed to change permissions on a folder. Changed it to - for example: "username (username-PC\username)". That was the ...
8
votes
3answers
583 views

Where does the file owner on Windows matter, seeing that there are ACLs?

Coming from a Linux background, I'm used to a file having an owner, and a owning group. Access permissions can be set separately for owner, group, and others, and that's it. Now on (NT-based) ...
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1answer
280 views

Windows File Permissions Administrator Denied Access [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't rename a file in Windows 7 (Running Windows 7 here.) I've got a dll file that I need to replace, which gives read-only access to the administrator, so even as ...
4
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4answers
5k views

“X cannot be done because file is open in another program” Possible to figure out which? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify what application is using a given file? Every once in a while I'm told by Windows that I cannot perform a certain action (like deleting a file) ...
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0answers
744 views

How to set default permissions for all applications to a windows 7 image?

I will be using the Extended Change Access Control List tool (Xcacls.exe) application to perform this task and after looking at the tool I can apply changes to files and folders easily. My goal is ...
3
votes
1answer
150 views

Is there a way to log all Windows permission errors?

Is there a way to log all Windows permission errors? I would like something like: -> Application "XYZ" tried to read/write/whatever file "Foo" as User "Bar": permission denied
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votes
2answers
169 views

Cannot access file after changing permissions and reinstalling Windows

I have example.txt file. I changed access of this file and reinstalled OS. After that I don't have access to this file. How can I get access to this file?
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How view owner of file on Windows XP with command line tools

I use cmd# dir uuid.vbs /q /s 15.08.2011 16:52 83 HOST\user uuid.vbs but this not work for Windows shares which mounted by: cmd# net use t: \\192.168.1.44\distr It ...
2
votes
2answers
354 views

Why must you have administrative privileges to install java 2 sdk

I use several school computers, that have different operating systems. To make sure that I always have my tools available, I like to install a lot of programs to my "roving profile". This is possible ...