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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Cannot delete two files in Windows 7 — “You need permission to perform this action.”

I did something stupid. I reinstalled Windows on my computer but decided to leave the old installation on the drive instead of reformatting. Now I'm trying to delete the old Windows folder and for the ...
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Isolate application in a folder

I have an executable application that I want to isolate. I want to make it so it cannot escape its folder and write outside of it(but can read data from a special shared folder). I need this on Mac ...
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How to grant Linux read permission for a user to a particular file owned by root?

I'm using Amazon Linux (I believe it's based on CentOS) and I'd like to grant read permission to a particular user for a particular file that's owned by root. Is it possible to do while keeping the ...
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Running batch file in different folders doesn't always run?

So, I have this script because I use a program called Free File Sync on Windows 10 Pro. While copying, I received an error preventing copying over some files. The files in question were downloaded ...
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Linux - How to give full access to home folder and files to a user?

I just transferred files from one Linux system to another and my program keeps complaining that it can't get access to those files - Access Denied. However, if I create those files in the linux system ...
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Unable to delete folders and files enclosed pasted to it by other user in a network share

i am a somewhat new to linux. i am facing an issue reg my network share permissions. i am not able to delete directories and enclosed files created by other users in my network share. they all have ...
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Copy file to WindowsApps folder

I need to copy a file TO one of the apps downloaded from the Windows Store to C:/Program Files/WindowsApps/{AppName} I have taken ownership of both the WindowsApps folder and the App folder and it ...
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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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Fedora 23: Properly recreating /home partition and integrating it into an exisiting installation?

I used a btrfs raid 1 for my /home partition, but unfortunately the file system destroyed itself. '/' is on a seperate drive. Now I want to recreate the /home partition for my user (this time using ...
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Why can't my SYSTEM Command Prompt access these files owned by SYSTEM and how do I fix it?

I launched a Command Prompt under SYSTEM with PsExec to move a file owned by SYSTEM without changing the file and folder's permissions, but I'm still being denied access. What's going on here?
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How do I add permissions via command line for “everyone” on external HDD

I have an external HDD and I kind of messed up the file permissions but when fixing it I thought it is ok bc with my username I can access the files perfectly fine. Now that I use this with two PC ...
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How to prevent a Firefox parental add-on from being bypassed by editing files in the profile directory or creating a new profile?

FoxFilter is an add-on for Firefox that is supposed to provide parental control. However, I found the add-on to be easily bypassable in at least three ways: By running the Firefox profile manager ...
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How do I stop cygwin from creating undeletable files? Or can I delete them somehow?

Once in a while cygwin seem to create files that doesn't seem to be removable at all. When deleting from cygwin it just doesn't happen (rm says nothing, but the file is still there). When trying from ...
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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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IIS and users group

In Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS is running as a web server under usual conditions. The web content however is not from c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ but from some other folder. The web applications are still ...
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In sftp, how to set the default permission for all files in a folder?

I want to set the default permission for all files in a folder, including newly uploaded ones, to a certain value, say 644, instead of doing "chmod 644" all the time. Is there any command making ...
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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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Is there a way to use ACL to have multiple groups owning one folder?

So just like the title says I am wondering if there is away for me to have multiple groups owning one folder with an ACL? I would like to have these Groups ftp_read I would like to have read set ...
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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 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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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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WinSCP from Unix to Windows - Conserving timestamp, ownership and permissions

I'm migrating a number of folders from a Unix box to a Windows server, and I want to maintain the folder structure, permissions, ownership (user and group), and ideally timestamps of the original ...
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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uTorrent error: Access is denied

When I booted my computer today and opened up uTorrent it went on, as usual, to check the torrents that I had been running before. On one it returned an "Access is denied" error after it had been ...
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git under Kerberos: 'fatal: error when closing sha1 file: Connection timed out'

Trying to update a git repo on a remote server with kerberos authentication. running me@remote:/path/to/repo/$ git fetch local:/path/to/repo yields the error fatal: error when closing sha1 file: ...
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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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Cant access folders and their contents “Access denied” on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Win10 pc. Then I tried to access the folders I had saved in an external hard drive, which I used to use with Windows 7. To begin with I wasn't able to access specific folders- ...
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MicroSD card is write protected

I have a 32 GB Lexar microSD which had been working perfectly for the past 3 months on my phone. But recently I noticed I am unable to write new files to the SD Card. I tried to format it from my ...
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Best way to ensure the contents of a directory is always owned by Apache

We have a couple Apache VirtualHosts on a CentOS 7 server, and the PHP sometimes requires the ability to create/edit/delete files and/or folders, so it's important that the permissions always be ...
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Can't delete a folder win 10

I have a folder on my desktop called con. 15/02/2016 11:29 <DIR> con I cannot open it I have tried the following run cmd as administrator kill explorer.exe rmdir con ...
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Trouble writing in mounted Virtual Disk using VMware and Windows 10

I installed Andorid X86 on VMware workstation 12 and dedicated a 8GB virtual disk to it. I know I can't install vmware-tools on it so I was looking for a way to access the files from my host (Windows ...
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How can I fix “you do not have permission to mount this file” error in win8.1 enterprise?

I recieve this error whenever I attempt to mount a disc image (iso) under win8.1 enterprise using the right-click context menu. So far I have tried; run explorer elevated (couldn't make it happen) ...
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Multiple users and a shared volume [duplicate]

I have a linux system (ubuntu 15.10) with multiple users. There is a shared local volume on that system, and every user must have full access to it (read, write, etc). What I tried is to create a ...
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linux redhat why resolve.conf is change

I have a very strange issue in my linux machine - redhat 6.7 version when I update my resolve.conf file as the following: options attempts:2 options timeout:1 search usa.Pe.corp ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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Windows File History is unable to analyse user library modifications

I just activated Windows File History, but it won't work. It loads for a surprisingly short time when I tell it to "execute now". When I look in the event journals, I see that for every time I tried, ...
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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 ...
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Disable Narrator.exe in windows 8 and above

The Narrator is one annoying windows feature and i wanted to get rid of it. So i decided to change the file permissions. I took ownership of the Narrator.exe which was located in the Windows System ...
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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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Advanced Permissions not editable in Windows 10

Windows 10 Version 1511 build 10586.164. From a administrator's user account, when I open the properties of a folder and go to the advanced permissions, the "change permissions" button is gone; if I ...
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Permission: Deny Delete - How to get to Work

There seems to be a lot of half formed and incorrect explanations of how to properly set up permissions to prevent the deletion of a folder and all of its contents. Which is exactly what I am trying ...
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Windows 10 - High level OS folder, taken ownership but still can't modify

Right so I'm trying to delete an empty WindowsApps folder on Windows 10. I've tried taking ownship of the folder. However whenever I try to delete the folder it says I need permisson from myself. ...
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Lubuntu not giving me full admin rights

My school gave me one of their old windows xp computers with lubuntu on it. They didn't give me the password, though, so i just changed it through grub. However, when i go into the terminal i can't ...
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Windows 2012 Prevent file deletion / copy files on write

I am trying to troubleshoot an application on Windows 2012 that writes temporary files and immediately deletes them[1]. How can I best get to see those files? I know what directory they are in, so ...
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Windows 7 - cannot access my own external disk

I use Windows 7 Home Premium and external USB disk with NTFS partition. I cannot write-access the my own files on it, even as a member of Admnistrators group! Is there any way how to go around this ...
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Why is setuid ignored on directories?

On Linux systems, you can successfully chmod u+s $some_directory, but instead of forcing the ownership of new subdirectories and files to be the owner of the containing directory (and setting ...
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Can some Windows folders be configured so that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt?

Can some Windows folders be configured such that any program which aims to write to them must have a UAC prompt? It is not a matter of the program requiring elevated permissions, but Windows ...
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How to retain ownership and permissions of System Volume Information

Does anyone know of a way of permanently taking ownership and complete control of this folder even through reboots?I can take ownership of this directory by right-clicking the folder, then properties, ...
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Unable to delete Netgear Readyshare namespace folder on Windows C drive

I used to have an external HDD plugged into the USB port of a Netgear N600. This created a folder on my hard drive called "C:\windows\csc\v2.0.6\namespace\readyshare\USB_Storage". I am on Windows 10 ...