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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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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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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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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Cannot access encrypted file [duplicate]

I have a Window 7 System in a domain, and my user profile is having some issues. That is: I deleted the user "chander"; before deletion of the user I took a full documents backup, and saved it to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Changing acl permissions of user1 home directory so nongroup member can access it while group members cannot

I have several users in several different groups. So... sudo su >$ ls -l /home/ drwxr-x--- 5 root group1 4096 Mar 18 12:44 group1 drwxr-x--- 6 root group2 4096 Feb 9 ...
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How do you set Linux ACL to default to a specific group with permissions?

So I have a directory: www\ which looks as so: [eugene@server ~]$ ll total 0 drwxrwx---. 2 eugene eugene 57 Dec 10 16:04 www I want to make it so all new files created in this directory will ...
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Apache denying access to /var/www/html

Apache is denying access to all the files in /var/www/html. It claims it's because of file permissions, but the whole /var/www directory is chmod 755 and owned by apache:apache. Apache error log: ...
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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 two ways: By running the Firefox profile manager and ...
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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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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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Is it possible to prevent an application remove a file but allow it write on OS X?

I'm installing Xcode from Mac App Store but sadly fails every time near finish with Xcode failed to download Use the Purchases page to try again. message. Except once that I copied pkg ...
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Windows 10 File permission strategy ('root' access for assignment?)

I have a windows 10 Home, TH2 machine with a user that I'm trying to lock down to give them access to absolutely nothing but a few control panel items(display, networking, sound). I'm almost there. ...
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Linux file permissions for selected users to access/create/delete folders (FreeNAS)

I'm stuck on setting up FTP read/write file permissions (running FreeNAS). The read/write permissions for each user can follow the current format: Users can read from all folders they have access to ...
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Ensuring new files in a directory belong to the group

I want to create a shared directory when a number of users (all belong to say mygroup) can create and edit files. I would like all files in this directory and subdirectory to belong to mygroup I have ...
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Forcing group and permissions for created file inside folder?

I need that for the folder /var/www when my user testuser creates a file the permissions are g+rwx and the files belong to the group www-data Any idea of how could I do that ? Cheers. EDIT: I'm ...
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Use file/folder permissions of parent folder

I have a folder called Container with the permissions 770. So that the owner and the owner group can execute, read and modify the folder. But when the owner adds files or folders to Container, they ...
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Can't copy files (permission)

When I want to copy a file from a DVD mounted in Daemon Tools, I cannot do it because I don't have the necessary permissions. I have found some solutions on web but they do not work in my case. When ...
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Directory masks and permissions do not work with centrifydc-samba

I have linux machine with moosefs mounted disks, that are shared to AD and other users via centrifydc-samba daemon. When I modify the umask in my linux cli and then create a folder it behaves as ...
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Does Windows File History honor NTFS security restrictions?

I'm currently thinking about a proper defense strategy against ransomware. As a result of this I would like to myself (a standard local user, not an admin) with write access to as many locations as ...
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Error When Trying To Change Folder Permission

I am trying to give a user other than sudo read/write access to a folder and subs, if I run the command sudo chown user1432 /media/newfolder it throws an error of chown changing ownership of ...
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Creating subdomains - permissions

At my work, I sometimes write small applications for visual information on a web based platform (LAOP-jQuery). Some of my colleagues have started doing this as well in order to have better access to ...
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How can I see which files are preventing a duplication in OS X?

I'm trying to make a simple backup of an external disk onto my macbook using the Duplicate function: It's a few hundred GB so it takes a while, but fails close to the end without a lot of detail: ...
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Special Identity Security Group in AD

In activity directory is there a way to create a security group that utilizes a special identity? I can explain why I’m trying to do this but typing it out is getting a little wordy. What I’d like to ...
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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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/private/tmp is supposed to be writable, but still access denied

I just can't write to my Mac's /private/tmp for some reason. I can't for the life of me figure out why, and the whole "fix permissions" deal from Disk Utility has been removed. ...
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How do I change file permissions on Wordpress on Mac

I have reviewed the following link Chmod to allow read and write permissions for directory However when I run chmod 755 I get chmod: -R: No such file or directory This is what I tried to do chmod ...