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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Undo Deny ALL Permissions

On a Windows 2003 server someone set the permissions on a folder to deny EVERYTHING. Logged in as Admin even I cannot change the permissions. The following users are all set to Deny: Creator Owner ...
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Set permissions for a folder for everyone except the owner

I created a folder in my workplace's domain. I am not the Administrator, so if I set any restrictions for Everyone it applies to me too. If I create another set of permissions for Owner (me), the ...
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Cannot ssh localhost. ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host (MAC OSX yosemite 10.10.4)

➜ ~ ssh -v localhost OpenSSH_6.8p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8zf 19 Mar 2015 debug1: Reading configuration data /usr/local/etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to localhost [127.0.0.1] port 22. debug1: Connection ...
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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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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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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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Resetting / Managing User / NTFS Permissions

I'm having a stressful time with User / File / NTFS permissions under Win8.1 I don't know when exactly it happend but something probably went a bit wrong with the permissions on some of my folders, ...
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Update to Windows 10 and now can't save files

When I try to save my files from applications in my Profile directories found under (C:\Users\Ben) I get an error that says "You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the ...
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All files in my PC are stuck on “read only”, even as the only admin

Windows 7, 32-bit: There is 1 user account in this PC, and that is my account. What I do is, I right click to a folder and uncheck the read only option, apply, close. After when I reopen the ...
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Set directory tree to belong to fixed group

I have a directory tree under /mnt/data where I would like to keep data. I would ike my user: guest to have read access student to have read and write access me to also have read and write access ...
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/etc/shadow - how could it be edited when it is read only

I am trying to change the content of /etc/shadow file but realize it is read only sghk1> ls -l /etc/shadow -r-------- 1 root sys 4045 Aug 19 16:13 /etc/shadow the /etc/shadow file ...
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NTFS permissions equivalent to Linux “--x” (chmod 111)

I want to set folder with permissions such that restricted users could access file.txt (in folder) they have permissions to read by specifying full path but could not list the content of folder. For ...
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Root user folder permissions changed in ubuntu 14.04

By executing chown command to give access of /root folder contents for 'test1' user. After that I am unable to login with my .ppk key - Server refused our key. How can I get back my root user access? ...
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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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Does a Unix process automatically get supplemental-groups permissions?

User spock belongs to groups human and vulcan. File holo is owned by user root and by group vulcan. Its permissions are rwxrwx--- (770). Process tractor is started by user spock, and has uid spock ...
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Folder requires admin permissions for every single action

Ok, I already created a thread and it said I should visit another thread, and if the problem isn't solved to create a new one with more details. So here I am. I'm running Windows 8. I own four hard ...
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Permissions allowing the deletion of a file

Given below are the results of ls -l calls for a file and its containing (parent) directory. In which of the following cases can the user (student1) delete the file: a. ---------- 1 student1 ...
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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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How to set default file permissions based on file type?

I'm aware that you can set the umask to change the default permissions for any new file created. But i want more granular control than that. What is the least hack-y way to set the default permissions ...
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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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Cannot write to Windows to Go root directory

I have a Windows to Go drive that I'd also like to use as a normal flash drive. However, I can't move files to the root directory, or copy files there. Attempting to do so produces this error: An ...
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Windows - Prevent folder from being moved, renamed or deleted [duplicate]

In Windows 8.1, is it possible to set the permissions of the folder to prevent users from renaming, moving or deleting a folder but allowing changes to any of it's contents and if so how?
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How does `chmod +x` work in cygwin?

I just downloaded an executable via cygwin's wget and found I cannot execute it. In cygwin I get $ ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe -bash: ./clink_0.4.4_setup.exe: Permission denied and when I try to ...
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assign permission on DFS server 2012

I have 4 directories and 4 groups and I want each group have access to one directory for example GroupA access to Directory A and GroupB access to Directory B and .... . and also I install DFS ...
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Audit NTFS folder permissions without accessing file content

Tasked with writing a Powershell script that audits file access permissions on an NTFS NAS drive. The script runs a recursive gci | get-acl to store the initial access permissions (file name + who ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...