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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Audit NTFS folder permissions without accessing file content

Tasked with writing a Powershell script that audits file access permissions on an NTFS NAS drive. The script runs a recursive gci | get-acl to store the initial access permissions (file name + who ...
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Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible?

Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible? This is plain weird. How and Why? PS: I check Security tab and it ...
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PC: System32 folder ownership issue. Not Booting

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.. My laptop is Dell Inspiron N5010. The problem is i played with system32 folder. first i have an admin account in my pc then I created a new user on my PC with ...
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Folder permissions control

Scenario : i work in a company with 50+ computers in a domain. One of the PC has a trouble with My Document is missing. So i was thinking of creating a new Folder call My Documents , then i get an ...
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Remove the “Copy This File Without Encryption” confirmation box

I have a Windows EFS drive, and an unencrypted USB, and a TrueCrypt virtual drive (on the USB). When I copy files from the HDD to the USB or the virtual drive, I get a Windows confirmation box warning ...
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samba | cannot create file

I have CentOS7.1, samba-4.1.1 , users from ldap I create share [share] path= /path/to/share comment = Base browseable = yes writable = yes force group = ...
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How can I get the permissions of a file in octal format?

... and how can I set them? Does this work for directories in the same way? What happens with sticky bit and that more "exotic" stuff?
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How to close/suspend all open filehandles in a sub-directory tree?

Goal: make file-based operations (rsync) on a directory, without it being changed during that by active processes (httpd) A chmod on the parent dir or any file does not affect already open ...
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Linux (POSIX) file ACLs: is it possible to set a default ACL for a single user ONLY?

POSIX file ACLs: is it possible to grant default read access for a specific user to new files/directories within a directory, without setting default ACLs for user::/group::/mask::/other::? On a ...
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Make a directory writeable by only one user

I'm trying to set up PostgreSQL for local use on my desktop and I ran into a weird problem. I can't seem to find a simple way to make the database cluster (which is just a directory) only accessible ...
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Deleting defunct protected files in Windows 7

I just migrated my Windows 7 installation from a 120GB SSD to a new 500GB SSD. To do this I used this program to clone the original SSD partition(s) onto the new disk, while increasing the size of ...
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Setting default group permissions via SFTP

I am setting up a file server where users log in via SFTP. I want all users to have the same permissions to read and write any file. Since they all have different accounts with different passwords, i ...
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Grant full access to the contents of a directory to a user

I have a directory that has directories created in it, and files created in those directories. There are several layers of directories that are generated. The files and directories are created ...
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What does it mean when I use the File Open dialog in TextWrangler and some files are greyed out?

I've checked the quarantine file attribute and removed it. Can't think of anything else that would prevent these files from being opened. Screenshot: Two of these appear to be not-grey because ...
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Why access denied for user within permitted group?

First let me start off by saying that I'm not an IT expert, and I've just been experimenting a lot lately with sharing and permissions in Windows 8.1. I've reached a point of extreme confusion right ...
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windows xp Professional restore Security Descriptors after cacls /t /e /p

Someone changed the permissions on a bunch of machines using cacls which fixed one problem but created a bigger one. I'm looking at ways to revert this but can't seem to get it back to the way it was. ...
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What does third symbol in “rw-” file mode mean in OS X ls manual page?

I have trouble understanding ls's manual regarding a file that has rw- mode. Here's the quote: If r, the file is readable; if −, it is not readable. If w, the file is writable; if −, it is ...
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How can I prevent a new folder inherit parent folder permissions by default?

I am creating a folder through Java code. The newly created folder automatically inherits the parent folders permissions. What setting should I change for my parent directory so that the child ...
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Change file permission to be read and write

I am new to file/folder permissions in Unix and have a problem. I have a directory with all the files and folders permissions set to 0755. When I try to upload those files to my server and try to ...
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SSHFS mount marked all files as hidden

I ran chown -R me:me /opt/web/ftp-mounts/ which affected files on sshfs ftp mounts. The remote server hosts IIS based websites. I might have messed up the file permissions on the remote host. Now ...
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Debian : Permission to write to directories and files

I just installed a October CMS installer. This installer requires a Permission to write to directories and files. After a search on Google, I didn't find out how to make this. How can I make this? On ...
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Is there any existing tool to recursively substitute the UID/GID by any other?

I used to own the UID #1000 on my personal computers as it is the default in most Linux distributions. On my new computer, I own a completely different UID (which I cannot change). I want to access ...
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Read Only Folders on Windows

I'm trying to mark a folder read-only using Java. The function call is setWritable(false). But, this doesn't disallow creation of a new file in that folder. I've read about this a lot and it turns out ...
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How to set Permissions and Owner/Group to be used for file creation?

Legend: Owner/Group e.g. AccountUser/Nobody On a web server (apache), I have a folder (chmod 775, AccountUser/Nobody) which I move uploaded files into. A web-based script running as Nobody is used ...
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script needed to Reset group permission to enclosed items in folder OS X Yosemite

Error with Excel document falling read only on server shared document. i'm looking for a script to apply "group" folder permission to all included files.Every day at a specific time 8pm.to fix ...
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Trying to deny access permission

In Windows 7, I am the Administrator. I signed in as another user and then wanted to open a file from my own Downloads folder to copy it to the other user's downloads folder. Of course, I needed ...
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How to handle Permission denied on source command?

I am trying to persist my java environment variables to the system and I'm having trouble with the following: :$> source java.sh -ksh: source: cannot create [Permission denied] What is the ...
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another User Profile Service failed to load case

I'll try to describe in quick short sentences what happened. PC (Windows 7 64bit home premium) forces a shut down after starting up from sleep mode (due to the nature of how it went I assume it was ...
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Permissions on /opt

I have a SSD and a HDD in my laptop. I have configured my Debian so that / is on my SSD and /home is on my HDD. To make sure my own downloaded programs (eclipse and such) use the speed of my SSD I ...
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Managing users while sharing home directories across servers

I have two ubuntu servers that share home directories. The /home directory from server1 is mounted as the /home directory on server2. I have a problem when trying to give a new person access to both ...
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How can I move my user profile on Windows 8.1 64 Bit? [duplicate]

I have two hard drives C: solid state with the operating system installed and D: for back up. I would like to move my User profile from C: to D: to free up space on C: Can anyone tell me how to do ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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How to change permissions on a folder when the owner doesn't have read access and no one else has change permissions enabled?

So the basic scenario is this. UserA creates a folder with a few subfolders and documents. UserB comes along and changes the permissions on the folder and subfolders so he can list folder contents and ...
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/etc/profile: Permission denied after restarting Amazon EC2

I restarted my Amazon EC2 instance and all of sudden when I log in from SSH via putty I get the error: -bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied -bash: /etc/bashrc: Permission denied Previously I was ...
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file owner doesn't belong to file group

hopefully quick question regarding web server write and read permissions. Here's the thing. Currently I have this setup on a production server: ... drwxr-xr-x 12 apache developers 4096 Apr 27 ...
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Access denied for C drive

I am using Windows 7 Home Basic. By mistake, while showing a student demonstration, I went to C drive security and permissions and denied all the permissions. I was logged on as an administrator. ...
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How to combine two separate powershell commands

I have several hundred folders that all contain a sub-folder named "Bid Documents". I need to change the ACL permissions on every instance of those "Bid Documents" folders. Is there a way to ...
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How Does rsync access files unavailable to other processes?

I'm using cwRsync 3.1.0 to backup my Windows 7 Users directory. I recently learned that Windows 7 uses NTFS "Junctions" to maintain compatiblility with old apps looking to the prior system locations. ...
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Security of web app files and database passwords in a linux shared hosting environment

I have a web app on a linux shared hosting machine. Lets say I have a .htpasswd file, some configs that store a database password and generally don't want people snooping through my source code ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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Automatically chmod a+r on files copied into my (OSX FUSE / sshfs mounted) VFS

I have a virtual Linux machine running LAMP. On my MacBook I've mapped ~/remoteFS to this machine's ~/ using OSX FUSE & sshfs. i.e. First I install OSX FUSE. then I do: sshfs ...
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Administrator denied access to folder, impossible to see/change owner

I have a folder which was generated by MSBuild, app.publish. Often, my build script fails to delete it, complaining that it does not have the necessary permissions. Today I tested this outside of the ...
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Why I can't access to this directory after that I use the chown command?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem. I have installed a LAMP environment of an Ubuntu Linux system dedicated to the develop (it is on my PC and it is not a production server). So ...
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Windows 7 ProgramData permission denied despite being admin

I've tried to install Skype today, started the installer as admin etc. but then comes up with an error saying You do not have permission to access C:\ProgramData\ despite being logged in as ...
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PHP server permissisons for files and directories granted, but still not allowed

I have php code on Codeanywhere where I'm simply trying to create a file on the server but yet gets the following error : "Warning: fopen(file.txt): failed to open stream: Permission denied in ...
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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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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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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 ...