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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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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How do I gain access over C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log?

I can't access this log file for some reason. This is what I have tried so far: run prompt: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log notepad: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log elevated cmd: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log ...
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Setting permissions for a folder [on hold]

What's the fastest way to give permissions to a user to a folder which contains 50,000 folders and a total of 4,000,000 files? Using Windows Server 2008 r2.
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Write file permissions for root user

I have a file called myfile that I would like to move using: sudo mv myfile deep-dark-directory/ I need to use sudo to move the file as deep-dark-directory needs root privileges to write and I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Error code 2503 - Cannot install software on Windows 7 (64Bit)

A short while ago, I had my hard drive die on me and at the same time my 1Tb backup drive! I took it back to the guy I bought the PC from and although the backup drive could not be recovered, he ...
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Why does chown report “Operation not permitted” on OS X?

I am trying to do the following on my Mac (10.6.7): sudo chown myusername:wheel ./entries but Unix/Mac is returning "Operation not permitted". When I ls -lash the culprit file, it looks as follows: ...
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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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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create a Windows 7 fileshare that requires NO authentication

This almost seems like a silly question, and yet I can't find the combination to keep the safe open. I am trying to create a fileshare on a Windows 7 Pro workstation. I want NO authentication ...
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Reset File and Folder Permission of External Hard Drive Data to default in windows 7

I have External Hard and changed some security setting of files and now I am not able to access in my other system. I am admin in this system is there any tool that can make all setting of all content ...
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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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giving read and write access to group and folder

Say I have a group called mygroup and I want it to have a permission of rwx (777) to the folder /var/www . How do I do this? What is the appropriate command to do this in ubuntu?
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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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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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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, I ...
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How to copy files to /var/www on Linux?

I'm trying to copy files to the /var/www folder on Ubuntu 10.04. But I think I don't have the permissions. How can I do this? Is there some specific permission I should set to this folder? Thanks.
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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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Extract file and folders with specified permissions

I pack a folder with lot of sub-folders and files in Windows with 7zip, upload to VPS and then run the command: tar -xvzf file.tar.gz then all unpacked files and folders have permissions of 777. ...
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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: protect all the files and folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut ...
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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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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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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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Permissions on private key in .ssh folder?

I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to ...
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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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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 to ...
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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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Windows 8.1 WindowsApps Folder Permissions

I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ...
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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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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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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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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for folders in ext4 file system? Is ext4 the right choice?

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 ...