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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Stop permissions inheritance of all subfolders in Windows 7

This is in Windows 7. I have several high level folders. Each high level folder has a whole bunch of subfolders. I need to assign one group to be "read only" to the high level folders, but "read and ...
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How to share folder in LAN without asking password?

Sorry for trivial question, but I faced the problem file sharing folder in windows 7 in LAN. I've created folder in system drive e.g. where is system is installed, that's to say created DUMP folder ...
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Why can't Ubuntu read external volume files after I recursively { chmod +r and remove ACL }?

The commands I used are: sudo chmod -RN /volume and sudo chmod -R +r /volume The external volume is a backup of OSX home folders. The above made it only possible to read what contents is in the ...
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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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Why does ping require the setuid bit?

In the Jessie version for the Raspberry Pi, ping requires the setuid bit to be set. What is the rationale for this?
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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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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 ACL for students test submission, Create, Append, Delete but not Read for others

There should be a TO Folder on a Samba-Share, where everybody is allowed to create files, edit and delete them. But one user should not be allowed to read the files others have created. The main idea ...
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Windows 7 ProgramData permission denied despite being admin

I've tried to install Skype today, started the installer as admin etc. but then comes up with an error saying You do not have permission to access C:\ProgramData\ despite being logged in as ...
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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 tried copying my music over to Windows 8, I got this message for ...
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Is it safe to chmod 777 everything?

I'm having trouble pulling the whole file directory from a rooted android device with ADB. There are special permissions errors. So I thought a solution would be to chmod everything so the ADB daemon ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to make a sd card WRITE/READ only - DISABLE ERASING

I'm a noob trying to find a solution to make a sd card write/read only? Like creating files is possible but to erase something you have to format the whole card. In terms of erasing you only can ...
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What is the effect of denying Full Control?

If I add a Deny entry on Full Control for a group, what will happen to a share's permissions? Will the group still be able to read?
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How to change ownership of files when dropped into folders

I need some help configuring default folder permissions on a 100TB vol that has 900+ user dirs on it. Each user has a hard quota limit of 25GB. All user dir perms are set to 755, so every user can ...
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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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Windows 10 Automatically Reset Folder Ownership

I have this problem with windows 10 that automatically resets its folder ownership to administrator which previously I have set as me. The folder is the AppData in user folder. What this problem ...
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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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How can I unlock a non system Mac OS X 10.5.8 drive

I have just had to reinstall OS 10.5.8 on my G4 tower (I'm using it as a file server/auxiliary machine) I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it but, I have another internal drive in the ...
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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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OSX: Prevent Deletion but Allow Writing?

I work at a Media Production company in England, and we recently had a little issue whereby somebody accidentally deleted a folder they were accessing -- on a hard drive connected to a different ...
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Can't Remove Folder with Powershell But Can with Command Prompt

I'm trying to delete a folder in an install script using PowerShell. The script copies a bunch of files to a distribution folder (using RoboCopy) and then cleans up superfluous files and folders. I ...
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Apache AH00035 error until I log in via SSH

I'm having a problem configuring Apache (2.4.7) on Ubuntu (14.04.1 - fully patched as of an hour ago) with the userdir mod. I keep getting the following error when attempting to access my userdir ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Ansible: How to recursively set directory and file permissions

In ansible, I can do this: file: dest=/foo/bar/somedir owner=root group=apache mode=0775 recurse=yes And it recursively sets the owner, group, and permissions to 0775 on all directories and files ...
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Windows 10 hosts file used by another process

There are a few other question with this same title but they do not solve my problem, so I am opening another one. I have set the permission for the "hosts" file to full access for the current user. ...
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adding/editing data inside a hidden NTFS partition

I have a bootable USB stick that we use for imaging machines. Which has 2 Partitions in it. Bootable MS-DOS (FAT 32) - Can edit etc NTFS - Can't touch, can only read The problem I have is that I ...
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rsync Permission denied backing up a remote directory to my local machine

I'm getting the error mentioned in the title. I found this similar question: Run rsync with root permission on remote machine. That doesn't answer my question. I'm the admin on the remote server ...
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Delete /usr/bin/emacs - Operation not permitted

I was about to reinstall Emacs from railwaycat/emacsmacport when I stumbled upon /usr/bin/emacs, /usr/bin/emacsclient and /usr/bin/emacs-undumped. angrybacon@sandman ~/ $ ll /usr/bin/emacs* ...
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How to set 644 file permissions for newly created files and 755 for newly created directories?

I have an e-commerce site in Magento. When I upload a file using the administrator, the folder is created with 770 permissions, and the actual file is also created with 770 permissions. Cause of ...
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Windows 10 network drive permissions problems

I have thoroughly searched for answers on this site and nothing seems to be working. I have a Surface Pro 3 / Windows 10 connected to a closed network (i.e. no internet access by design) via wifi on ...
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Windows shared folders - Limiting what users can see through shortcuts

I have over 100 file share mappings and some users have around 10 drives mapped to their computer. To limit this we created a network drive that has all the mappings in a one folder and created ...
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create/modify file content permission without delete/rename permission?

Is it possible to allow users to: create a txt file modify the content of the txt file but disallow: rename/delete this txt file?
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Windows 10 file permission Issue

PROBLEM – I cannot open practically any file/application without receiving the error "windows cannot access the specified device path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access ...
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win10x64 - access denied removing file? unable to resolve [duplicate]

I looked through - Can't delete folder and I am admin. "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from..." but can't update that as i'm a newbie here. tried a ...
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Recover Mypassport from misapplied permissions

I have a good working 2TB Mypassport. This morning I was trying to set it up as a shared drive through the network, and haven't yet had a cup of coffee I went to Permissions (instead of Sharing), I ...
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System owns this folder

Occasionally I get messages telling me I can't access, modify or delete specific files and folders, even when I am an admin. For example the windows.old folder because system owns it. I am on Windows ...
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SUID bit on directories

In Linux there are SUID, SGID, and sticky bits for directory permission. So I am absolutely clear about the sticky and SGID bit on files or folders. What happens if I apply SUID bit on a directory? ...
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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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Windows File Access Denied

I seem to have a general problem with "access denied on Windows". It manifests itself every time if e.g: My bat file calls a compiler creates a file on disk My bat file renames a file But I also ...
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Unable to write to file, even with right write access

File permissions are -rw-rw---a, and here are the security permissions: I am the user (name completely blacked out). Why do I still get this error:
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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?
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Accidentally moved folder to System Volume Information

I accidentally moved a folder with lots of subfolders and files to System Volume Information on a Bitlocker-partially-encrypted flash drive. Now I can't move them back (not even with control-Z). The ...
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Disabling full control over a file for one of administrators in Win7

There are two user accounts on Win7 and both with the Administrator type. Is there some way to disable full control over some file for the second administrator and leave him just the Read & ...
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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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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. ...