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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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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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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SELinux remove extended ACL

I have a set of files that can't have selinux's extended acl on them. When running ls -la I get a result similar to: -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 Aug 8 2014 filea -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1 ...
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File still unwriteable in /var/www/html after the chmod command

I've got some trouble while trying to install some applications on my linux system. It is said that the files in my /var/www/html/xxx directory, where I put them, is not writeable. The command chmod ...
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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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Certain users being denied access to a Windows Server 2008 shared folders in a specific PC [migrated]

We have a Windows 2008 Server running with shared folders and some users with different permissions. My problem is that some day, without changing anything in the server, a certain user started ...
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An attempt to scp a file I can read returns the error, “No such file or directory”

I'm trying to scp (secure copy) a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command I am using is this: scp user@server:/path/to/source/file.gz /path/to/destination But the error I get is ...
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changing the ownership to subfolders will affect the other folder owned by the same user?

I would need full access to the subfolder A owned by user xxxxx .(unknown may be moved out of organization) The parent folder is owned by root. Whether I am able to achieve this by changing the ...
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How do I allow access to folders I mistakenly over secured in Windows 7?

I stupidly denied access to my user folder for the administrator group, and now I can't fix the problem. I set the Administrators and HomeUsers groups' permissions on my Account's user folder to Deny ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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Folder cannot be deleted

I am using Windows XP Home Edition. When I try to delete a folder I have named cygwin. When I try to delete it or any file or folder within it, there is a long pause, and then an error pops up, ...
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Problem in delete the file in windows vista, it says access denied

I am facing problem in deleting file in windows xp?.. It always says that file cannot be deleted & another user using the file. But I haven't used that file & try to delete the file again ...
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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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Lock file permanently as read-only in Writer

Is it possible to lock a file in OpenOffice.org Writer permanently? Giving it a "read only" status forever?
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Group member cannot create files/directories in folder

I'm trying to set up my Linux server and I managed to get stuck at this point: I created a group called 'gitusers' and added a user to it (let's call him 'foo') I created a folder called 'website' I ...
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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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Permissions for Win 7

Please! I have no computer knowledge for certain issues at hand and really need for some kind and patient soul to help me. I do not understand Permissions and wonder if their is a list showing the ...
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Troubleshooting GnuPG “get_key failed” error caused by incorrect filesystem permissions

Situation: we plan on using PHP's GnuPG extension to encrypt/decrypt files. Currently we've setup some test cases, using keys generated with GPG. The generated files reside in: ...
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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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Is it possible for Windows 7 to differentiate between files created by a process run by a user and files created by a user?

A File Created by a Process that is Run by a User For example, I use my user account to run a process which creates a bunch of files. A File Created by a User I copy a file, or create a file using ...
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changing permissions of Read-only file system in linux

i use this command to make a bootable flash disk of linux mint sudo dd if=~/Desktop/linuxmint.iso of=/dev/sdx oflag=direct bs=1048576 it's work, but now my flash disk is lock and i can't change ...
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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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How to set the correct Samba chmod permissions for shared folders in ext4 file system?

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 ...
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Unsure about permission logic on Synology NAS

I am bit confused as to how Synology NAS permission logic works, so I want to have a bit of a confirmation about how this works: As far as I can see, the "access value" to a NAS "shared folder" can ...
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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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file sharing windows-xp and 7 doesn't prompt for username and password?

I have two computer on workgroup,Windows 7 and xp on vmware. I can access all the file of the windows 7 from xp but i have to enter credentials which is fine. But when i try to access file shared on ...
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Giving files copied to directory the same permissions as the directory

I am using LAMP Apache version 2.2.15 on CentOS 6.6. I have created a directory /var/www/dropbox which has permissions rwxrwsr-x. I have made the group www-OtagoHarbour the owner where ...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a ...
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Windows 8 Permissons: Copying a File, Access Denied, Despite Take Ownership

I just wiped my hard drive with Windows 7 and did a fresh install of Windows 8. I backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I tired copying my music over to Windows 8, I got this message for ...
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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Setting ACL for group read access

Let me introduce you to margaret and pepijn, my two LDAP users. Pepijn is at the bottom of my non-existent corporation's food chain and is therefore member of only one LDAP-group: pepijn@srv:/$ ...
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Copy all files from one place to another whilst keeping group permissions

I'm trying to copy files from one place to another, I am using this: cp -R /from/ /to/ However, whilst this is keeping the standard permissions, it is setting the group permissions to 0 0 ...
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How to make a folder read-only in Windows?

So I want to prevent myself writing into some files into folder. I always works with back_up folders in which I compare, transfer data to target projects. The problem is that sometimes on mistake I ...
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Why does chown reports “Operation not permitted” on OSX?

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 ...
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Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?

I have a Google Drive account that syncs files between multiple systems. I'd like to have drive installed on a regular user account on each machine, syncing files to a directory in the root of C:\ so ...
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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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In an AFS filesystem, why am I unable to access some directories where I have r-x permissions, and able to access some where I have no permissions?

I've encountered some unexpected behavior when trying to access directories in an AFS mount using Linux (specifically, in bash 4.3.11(1)-release on Ubuntu 14.04.1). In some cases, I'm unable to access ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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How do I edit the hosts file on Windows 7 when the instructions don't work?

All instructions I find say to run Notepad as Administrator and open the hosts file from there. Sounds logical, but when I try to save the hosts file I get the following error in a dialog box: hosts ...
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File capabilities (setcap) not being applied in Linux Mint 17.1

I've been trying to get an application to run properly, but it seems to be unable to find any network interfaces. It is designed to run without administrative rights, and so requires specific file ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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Old Samba denies access to directory

I'm trying to connect a Linux vm (ubuntu 14.04 server) to an old samba server (3.0.5 on an ancient Xserve). The only way I know is by using the sec=ntlm option at mount time. It works but it does not ...
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How do I get file permissions to carry over from Windows to Linux via Python?

I recently replaced an outdated packaging script written as a batch file with a new one written in Python. We build/package the software on a Windows machine, then deploy it to a Linux machine. More ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I can't execute file from shared folder in Windows 2003

I'm working on Windows Server 2003 (Polish version but it doesn't matter, I suppose). I created shared folder which contains some .exe file. I added full control on file and folder to everybody ...
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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 ...