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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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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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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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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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 folder'...
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What is the correct folder permission to allow users to upload a file

What is the correct folder permission to allow users to upload a file in it ? As the example, it a normal user, press upload button on a website and i upload it on backend through a normal php-script. ...
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How to see what metadata is changed when copying/moving, especially between Windows and Linux?

When I copy between Linux and Windows, either on local drives, external drives, or mounted network shares, I am sometimes surprised by how permissions and metadata get changed. Is there a way to see ...
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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 can'...
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Denied access of D drive to the admin(me)

I am currently using windows 10 on my laptop. I have a separate account for my younger brother. I had to deny access for him to the D drive and just now when I tried to open it from my account, i ...
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File permission - modify but no delete permission

I read a response against a question asked on - create file/folder permission without delete permission My requirement is similar, I want that a user should be able to create file, edit data in ...
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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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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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VirtualBox in Linux: same virtual machine in a shared folder result in file not accesible every time an user saves the state of the machine

I have created a shared folder in /Users/shared_folder. I have moved the virtual box files to that folder /Users/shared_folder/.VirtualBox VMs/ I have set the whole folder with all the permissions: ...
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can't remove 'Everyone' from Macbook sharing users

OS X EL CAPITAN. Sys Prefs > Sharing > File Sharing > Shared Folders = Users > Everyone: is set to Read Only. But if I select 'Everyone' then the [-] delete box is greyed out (disabled). [-] is ...
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can't add my present account to folder > Get Info > Sharing & Permissions on Macbook Pro

I want to access MacBook Pro OS 10.11.15 files from a Windows 7. Can read files ok but writing causes permission problem. At MacBook, I cannot enable Read & Write for my MacBook account. I ...
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Prevent file locking on Windows

I'm searching for a way to prevent locking a certain file. Background: Microsoft DNS writes logs to a certain file and until a certain file size which can be set. When the file size is reached, ...
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Remove Read-only (Only applies to files and folders) attribute. [duplicate]

I have a folder showing read only attributes. I am logged in as administrator. Tried unchecking the mark. Explorer shows "updating attributes", but when I check attributes again it has the read only ...
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Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account in powershell?

Taking ownership of a folder and adding full permissions to a domain account? I have a Powershell function that does part of this, but it doesn't use the domain account to take ownership and add ...
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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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Win 8.1: Defrag Optimize Issue: Do you want to restore default optimization settings?

Optimize Drives Do you want to restore default optimization settings? Storage optimization is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the ...
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What is “C:\$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION” in Win7?

ProcMon.exe tells me that many different processes including ones owned by standard users, admins, and the SYSTEM user are receiving "ACCESS DENIED" error results when trying to read "C:/$Extend/$...
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CentOS7 user not inheriting group permissions

I've been following the tutorial at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-centos-7 (along with all the prereq tutorials) to setup wordpress on my new CentOS7 ...
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How to fix the access denied on folders in a old Time Machine Backup drive?

Specifics: Mac OSX El Capitan Time Machine is from an older mac that this new mac replaced. Both running El Capitan. The specific issue I am trying to solve is that some folders show the red circle ...
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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 ...
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Cannot see files on a backed up disk

I made a full copy of the files from one disk to a backup disk before formatting my pc. I connected the disk to my laptop and now I cannot see the contents even though i can see the disk is 75% full. ...
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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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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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Cannot delete two files in Windows 7 — “You need permission to perform this action.” [duplicate]

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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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 com.apple....
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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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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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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 prompts....
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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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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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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 C:\...
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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 ...