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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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 ...
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Inconsistent applying permissions

Changing permissions in a script after installing certain apps (Linux and OSX), I found the following very confusing. Creating an ".app" in OSX requires placing a directory with a number of files ...
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File Permission Windows

I've got a question about file permission in Windows. I'd like to have a folder in which I have some pictures and the user should not be allowed to modify this file. The pictures cannot be deleted nor ...
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How to delete backed up windows files on drive [duplicate]

I have a drive that has windows directory on it. Its NOT my existing windows instance but a backup. I'm trying to delete it but keep running into permissions issues. I've tried to take ownership of ...
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protect files/folders from being copied from file server [duplicate]

I have a file server where I put DVD images. Our students can access them through a web interface then ht eimage mounts on the computer and they can work with it. For the file to be mounted, there is ...
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Win7 disk c: SYSTEM account permissions changed to 'deny'. How to change back?

Unintentionally switched all files permissions on disk c:(where win7 and program files are) for SYSTEM user profile to 'deny'. Now can't switch back using security tab on disk c: - access denied. ...
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removing the “click to permnantly get access” prompt on many files?

I am trying to back up files from an old hard disk; it will be placed back into the original system if/when I get that system working. However, every software will fail to backup a folder if I have ...
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Restore File Permissions on CrunchBang Linux

I'm running #! linux x64 Waldorf. While setting up Magento (the e-commerce software) for local testing and development, I ran the following command: find . exec chmod 755 {} /; This was an ...
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Permission denied error when accessing email folder even when logged in as root

I have a box with iredmail installed in CentoOS 6.4. When trying to access the vmail1 folder, which is the storage path for emails, It get the following: [root@mx vmail]# dir -ls total 12 4 ...
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MySQL Workbench periodically errors on auto-save?

What could cause this? It pops up every few minutes while MySQL Workbench is open. I already tried the obvious, blunt-force fix, but it didn't work: Granting all permissions to Everyone in the entire ...
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Root access permission in normal user directories?

Short story; I run a setup as root to install a program, which will create some files and directories in home folder of a normal user. The error is I don't have write permission to it. So I go to the ...
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OS X Yosemite Mac WD elements external hard drive

I have a WD 1TB external hard drive Exfat. I drag the files to the trash, but can't delete the trash. Message reads "The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access some ...
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Advanced Security Permissions for Shared Drive

I have a large, shared drive of folders that are automatically created when a client is added to software that we use. I want to allow users to access the folders on the top level of the drive but not ...
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How to tar a directory preserving not only permissions, but ownership too

I have to compress a directory using tar.gz preserving not only permissions, but ownership/groups too. And, in this directory there are many files that belong to many users.
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How to revoke myself rights to write files outside current directory?

I want to make sure commands that I run from my shell cannot damage my files above starting directory. For example, this command should fail: cd ~/ && rm -rf *. Supporting links, mount points ...
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Don't allow users to delete their home folder in Windows Server 2012

So i have this share setup, where i have the folder "users" shared and in that folder are 2 other folders for students and teachers and each one has folders for corresponding users. I have managed to ...
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How to protect my files on external harddisk from being deleted

My brother and I share the same external hard disk the problem I have is how to protect my files from being deleted by him or any body else. I want to make sure that the file can be viewed/copied but ...
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Unable to modify folder permissions though I am administrator

I have viewed this already but my problem still remains unsolved I am unable to save files on any folders in Programfile(x86) as i keep getting the following error message It appears the issues ...
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Some applications suddenly cannot write to disk in Windows 7

Suddenly, some of the applications on my computer have lost ability to write to disk: MS Paint cannot save file in PNG or JPG format, but can save BMP MS Word cannot save a file MS Word cannot open ...
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How come one user can delete another user's 755 files?

I have a backup upload script that scp’s files to another server using the user upload. Another script on the target server then chown’s these to another user and sets the file mode to 755. If I then ...
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WinSCP cannot overwrite file without write permissions to containing directory

I want to overwrite a file having permissions 777 but the directory in which file is placed has permissions 755. So it is not allowing to do so.
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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Windows Server 2012: trying to copy files via command line, getting permission denied

This makes no sense to me. I'm logged in as Administrator, I run PowerShell as Administrator, and I even went to the Control Panel and moved the UAC slider thing all the way down. What the heck is ...
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Dropbox permissions issue, elementary OS

Using elementary OS Freya x64 on my laptop I wanted to install Dropbox now. I also use windows 8 on another partition, where dropbox was already installed and working. To not waste space I used this ...
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“Unable to Display Current Owner” & Access Denied when trying to take ownership

I'm facing a problem where I (logged in as the Administrator) am unable to view file attributes. Please see the screenshot below. I'm not interested in taking ownership (even if I wanted to I'd to ...
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brew prune permission denied - what should group and permissions be?

Reinstalling python using brew so that hopefully psycopg2 will stop giving errors: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/postgresql/lib/libpq.5.dylib So following this answer: mikekilmer$ brew prune ...
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How to remove mac extended attributes from a file?

I have the following special attributes on my pdf file: -rw-r--r--@ 1 Barnabas staff 18227 Oct 9 11:34 myfile.pdf com.apple.metadata:kMDItemWhereFroms 331 ...
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How do I add a network user into my file permissions?

I have a folder (in particular, a "User Home" folder) that I would like to give access to a local account. For example, My laptop's local name is called "PC", for some apparent reason. It is also ...
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execute permissions in linux [closed]

I was wondering about why the execute permission is set the way it is in linux. The execute permissions are permission flags, but they also (for regular files) change how the OS views the file. So I ...
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Could a user space process start a root sub-process?

I am using Ubuntu Linux and I have Viber proprietary software running on it. Today I saved a file using Viber and I realized that it has been stored in file system with root user as its owner. I dug ...
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How to create/edit files for a nologin user in RHEL/CentOS?

I have a user defined like so: sudo useradd -m -s /sbin/nologin foo It is not meant to be logged into but it is meant to serve a web application. However, if I try to do anything inside the ...
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Can a Microsoft account be used for file permissions

If I use my_MicrosoftAccount@hotmail.com on two computers (A and B), can I use it for file-permissions between different machines in my network? ie Can I access files that ...
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Show Windows file permissions when Security tab is disabled

In an environment where the Security tab in Properties is disabled and cannot be enabled, is there an alternative way to display the permissions on a folder? What if the user has normal command line ...
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Files don't inherit parent folder's permission after saving

We have a Windows 2008 R2 File Server. On the D: partition we have a couple of folders with permissions for each department. Somehow if a user moves e.g. an excel file into an other folder the file ...
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OSX Cannot download files via browser

On Chrome I get an immediate download failure On Safari I get an error message saying I'm out of disk space although I have 26.48gb free Recently I started emptying "cache" folders throughout my ...
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Make some content on USB drive read only

I am having a 8GB pen drive, I need to put a PowerPoint into that and make it read only. Rest of the space should be usable for the user. Assuming the user will be using Windows only, what are my ...
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Create file unreadable to user

Is there a way to make a file that is not readable to anyone else other than the Windows system, even if it is transferred to another Windows machine? I mean not allowing it to be opened with a text ...
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Access is denied in cmd

I am unable to browse to a path in a network drive using command prompt. The error "Access is Denied" is returned. The network path is mapped as the letter 'R' C:>R: R:>cd aFolder Access is ...
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Linux - File ownership not working

I'm running an Apache setup on Arch Linux (Apache runs as user http, group http). The document root is under /srv/http. I've added my user (ben) to the http group, and chowned /srv/http to http:http. ...