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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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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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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Linux 777 permission to Windows

I'm doing some test where we see permissions and if the file have correct permission after a copy or move. Adding windows support to the project. In Linux it has the 777 permission in decimal 33279. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Drupal installation strange permission.

I am trying to install drupal 7 im my Linux( Fedora 17) machine. I have given chmod -R 755 permission to directory /var/www/html/drupal, additionally go+w to the same directory,recursively. But when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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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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Linux – cannot remove owned file with 777 permissions

I've couple of files that I cannot remove using rf -Rf command. I'm the owner of those file and the group assigned to those files is also a group my user is in. What's even weirder is that I can edit ...