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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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Process Explorer: How to find out what System PID 4 is

Using Process Explorer I can see that a certain file is locked by "System, PID: 4". This blocks the VB.NET VS2012 IDE from recreating the file. I am getting the "Permission denied" error. It always ...
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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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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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CentOS User can't overwrite, yet belongs to group

I have a user called james I have a group called cms I have a folder called htdocs htdocs belongs to user:group of cms:cms james belongs to the cms group when james tries to overwrite a file in ...
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Permission problems with a mounted NTFS VM volume

I’m trying to migrate a VMPlayer system to VirtualBox, but the migration isn’t working (I’ve already spent hours trying the small handful of solutions people have suggest and eventually given up). As ...
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Unable to open MS Access MDB from mapped drive hosted on Windows Server 2008

I administer a MS Access database (.mdb) at my workplace and users are reporting that the frontend can't be opened. The database is split (backend/frontend) and users access the frontend by either a ...
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How can I fix “you do not have permission to mount this file” error in win8.1 enterprise?

I recieve this error whenever I attempt to mount a disc image (iso) under win8.1 enterprise using the right-click context menu. So far I have tried; run explorer elevated (couldn't make it happen) ...
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Seting up a user account associated with an ftp provisioning service the most eligant way?

I'm in the midst of configure a phone system using FreePBX-Distro and things are going well, however seeing as I've run into a small issue and I have very little expertise in Linux I'm looking for ...
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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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Read / Write Permission on Folder

I am running Linux Mint 16 and looks like I am having permission issues with a Data folder. Vuze is giving me an error message. 'Error Failed to Create Parent Directory 'media/jholderman/Data/Vuze ...
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AppleScript shows “Document could not be opened. You don’t have permission.” but file can be opened?

I am getting a "The document [filename] could not be opened. You don't have permission" when attempting to access several files in an AppleScript. However, I can open these files manually without ...
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Shared folders Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a small network with Windows 7 PCs. It's workgroup environment, not domain. I need to setup a file server using Windows Servers 2008 R2 with shared folders. Some folders must be protected by ...
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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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Trouble Accessing Shared Folder from Virtualbox Server

I installed Turnkey Linux on Virtualbox (LAMP flavor), on Windows 7 host. I wanted to do away with XAMPP and use some stuff which are not available on Windows. The guest is using a bridged network. ...
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Permission denied on Debian (under Android)

I have a Motorola Atrix (MB860) device working perfectly with Debian Linux image from Linuxonadroid. I have a emmc storage on Atrix that I'd like to share with Debian. This is how it looks like the ...
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What is the right strategy for permissions for /var/www directory?

It looks very tricky as I need to access this directory to create and edit files (not as root of course), besides PHP scripts will probably also need to modify the directory: create new subfolders, ...
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Is it unusual for users with NTFS “write” but not “delete” permissions not to be able to modify files?

I recently removed a user's NTFS "delete" permission (leaving them with full read/write access to a share), only to discover that they effectively only had read but not write access to their files. ...
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How to prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting certain folders (such as their personal scan destination folder - stored in their home drive), while still giving them read+write permissions to ...
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useradd - Specify group “users” or create a whole new group?

When creating a normal new user, it is a best practice to use -g 100 option, which creates a user like test:users or ignore the parameter and let useradd to create a user with test:test ? Which one ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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Stop deletion of files in Linux

I'm looking for a way to stop accidental deletion of some important files in Linux, but with a couple of criteria. The file has to remain writable (so it can of course still be replaced with rubbish ...
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How do I change permissions on a directory

I'm using CentOS and I would like to know how to change permissions on a folder with multiple files in it. I have used the following commands on the folder as root (Let's say folder =A) : chmod ...
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How to structure/protect directories on web server - media temple

I'm pretty new to running my own websites, and wanted to know how to protect directories/files from malicious users. I'm mostly concerned with protecting PHP files. For example, my website has a PHP ...
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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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Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Why does after Installing new windows folder and file asking for Permission?

When I install new Windows OS (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7), many files and folders become inaccessible. I mean I cannot access those folders and files, cannot copy, rename or move them, and I ...
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Change group or permissions when a file is moved to a shared directory on Linux

I've set up a Linux server accessible with ssh and Samba share. Every user has his own folder USER/ and a public folder USER_public/. Permissions on the USER_public/ are set up using setfacl in such ...
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Wordpress theme's index.php is not showing updates in browser's source. Godaddy hosting

I've run into an issue with a client's Wordpress site, which is hosted on godaddy (Ultimate Web Hosting Linux) I'm trying to update their theme's index.php file. Any changes that I make to that file ...
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File transfer and editing 500 permission error

I am hosting one of my Wordpress sites on a local LAMP in opensuse. I have transferred the site from my backup but when it was installed the site was broken somehow and if try to delete, edit or even ...
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500 error after changing directory permission on wordpress

I changed the permission of uploads directory of wordpress on cpanel file manager. After that my site started to give 500 error on homepage. I didn't do anything else. After that I changed the ...
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How to set specific file permissions when redirecting output?

This is probably a duplicate, but all my searches are turning up questions about permission denied errors. I am running a command in a bash shell. I want to redirect output to append to a file that ...
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Is there any harm in converting all files to executable?

I wanted to install certain software. The package had lots of files including some shell scripting files. Initially I had to select some files and then make it executable: chmod 777 shellscr1 but ...
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No Permissions?

I am trying to edit /etc/gai.conf. I am able to get to it in my file folders, but I am not sure how to edit it through the terminal. When I open it, I can view it, but not make changes like I want. ...
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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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Have Tomcat set the correct group permissions on files it creates

I've got a number of Tomcat instances setup on my server. It's a single tomcat installation configured with the standard tomcat user and tomcat group. I've setup a number of different CATALINE_BASE ...
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Migrate NFS for an embedded board from one system to another

I have a directory setup on one machine which serves as NFS for my TI embedded system. I am now changing my development PC and need to move the NFS directory to another PC. For that I tried the ...
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I want the “apache” user to own a dir but other users are adding via WinSCP [duplicate]

This is a fairly simple problem to explain but it is really annoying me and I could do with some advice. How to I ensure that apache is user : group owner of a dir no matter who uploads to it.. the ...
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Permissions of files/directories in Unix

It appears that each file/directory has a given set of permissions shown by the 10 characters to the far left of each listing if one were to type into the terminal ls -l Considering that you can ...
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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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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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How to delete file with no write permissions for any user?

I find myself in a strange situation where a script wrote files with the following permissions: -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file1 Dec 24 14:53 -r-------- 1 user1 user1 file2 Dec 24 14:54 -r-------- 1 ...
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Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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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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Preventing admin users from accessing other admin users’ files

Is there a way to prevent a user who has administrator privileges from accessing the files of another user with admin privileges in Windows Server 2008?
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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Adding permission to specific users to access specific directories

I am using Debian. I've got these three directories: /home/Server1/files /home/Server2/files /home/Server3/files And I've got these users: User1 User2 User3 What I want to do: Make ...
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Is there any way to change the file permission of the file while doing SFTP?

As I send a file via SFTP to a windows server. When I do this,the default file permission will be 640. there we have a scheduler task which will run on a particular time to grab the files. Due to the ...
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Allow a regular user the ability to read all (otherwise protected) directories

I have a system set up with the following users/groups: user 1 & user 2 are members of group 1. user 3 & user 4 are members of group 2. user 5 & user 6 are members of group 3. user 1 ...