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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Password protect a folder

What are the available options for password protecting a folder? I'm talking about requiring a password to actually access the folder, not just user access rights. Is the third-party software out ...
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How do you edit hosts file on Windows 7

I'm trying to edit the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts), because I want to setup a local redirect for my website (like I've always done in XP). However, I can't save the changes! I ...
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Linux Group Permissions not being enforced correctly.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 server and am having some very counter-intuitive experiences with users/groups. For example: sudo touch test_file # create empty file sudo groupadd test ...
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How to preserve ownership and permissions in Dropbox?

I have two machines, a Mac and a PC running Linux, that I am trying to keep a certain file synced between using Dropbox. One of the files that I am syncing needs to be writable by another user ...
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All folders in all drives are set to read only on Windows XP and can't be changed

I am using windows XP and all of my folders on all drives are now read only. When I remove the read only check, it gets set back to read only. Why? I cannot write any file from my flex application. ...
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Folder cannot be deleted

I am using Windows XP Home Edition. When I try to delete a folder I have named cygwin. When I try to delete it or any file or folder within it, there is a long pause, and then an error pops up, ...
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Subverting the execute flag on Linux systems. Why is this possible?

Whilst reading this, I found the following exploit: % cp /usr/bin/id ~ % chmod -x ~/id % ls -al ~/id -rw-r--r-- 1 edd edd 22020 2012-08-01 15:06 /home/edd/id % ~/id zsh: permission denied: ...
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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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Limit every user to his own home folder only

i have a linux server which users connect to with SSH. my users only upload and download content from their /home folder. Basicly, I want them to be limited to see and use only their home folder. I ...
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Why can't I delete a file where I have group write permissions on?

I have a file with the following permissions: root:data, and chmod set to 775. My normal user, let's call him boby, is in the data group. Why can't I delete the file with the user boby? ...
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What is the + at the end of Unix permissions in a long listing format?

Here's an example drwxr-xr-x+ 6 reza reza 204 Mar 5 20:23 .ssh/ Although I am the owner of this directory, I cannot modify it without using sudo! Why is that? how can I remove '+' here ...
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Linux User Permissions?

I have two users, user1 and user2 which are both in a group matching their user name. I'd like both users to have full r/w/x permissions on all of each other's files as default without having to CHMOD ...
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Why are file permissions retained when moving files within the same volume?

Ocassionally, we have the problem that a file has permissions different from the folder where it's in. Now I found out that there's a KB article explaining the reason behind this: By default, an ...
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What does the @ mean in the Mac OS X file permissions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: what is the @ after the permissions for in ls -l on a mac? ls -la symbolics… what does that last symbol mean? Running a "ls -l" on a folder I get : .... ...
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Is it unusual for users with NTFS “write” but not “delete” permissions not to be able to modify files?

I recently removed a user's NTFS "delete" permission (leaving them with full read/write access to a share), only to discover that they effectively only had read but not write access to their files. ...
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How to deny delete/modify permission to a file?

I want to deny myself the ability to modify or delete an executable. When .NET Reflector asks you if you want to update: and you choose No it spontaneously deletes itself as ...
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can't access/delete or retake ownership of previous MyPictures folder (win7)

I have a directory called pics which was configured as My Pictures folder, now I changed the location to another directory but I can't remove the old pics folder. When I go to the security properties ...
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WINDOWS: Taking Back/Restoring Default Ownership Permissions of directory

I have a 1TB external (USB) HDD which i used for additional data storage (mostly media files). Unfortunately, i appear to have changed the permissions on one of the sub-folders, and this is my ...
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Linux permissioning issues

I'm trying to create a MySQL table on a different hard drive than the default. I get a permissioning error when MySQL tries to create the file. I think I can boil it down to the following lines of ...
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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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Why can't I edit a “Program Files” file on Windows 7?

I'm having trouble editing this file on Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\CMake 2.8.7\share\cmake-2.8\Modules\FindJNI.cmake If I edit it in Cygwin (vi) or TextPad, those two programs see the ...
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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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Copy security permissions of one file to another

I would like to replicate the permissions of a file to another. I do not want to copy the data, only the permissions. For example, I created a new file and want it to have the same permissions as ...
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Linux - group member cannot delete file with rw permission

Below shows a file, /tmp/testfile, owned by user1 with group changed to wheel that also includes user2. The file has rw permission for the group. So shouldn't any member of the group be able to delete ...
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Extract file and folders with specified permissions

I pack a folder with lot of sub-folders and files in Windows with 7zip, upload to VPS and then run the command: tar -xvzf file.tar.gz then all unpacked files and folders have permissions of 777. ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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Windows 7 Unable To Delete Folder in “Programs Files”

I am trying to delete the folder in C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Current as a member of the computer’s Administrators group. This is a standalone computer, so no domain or anything. The original ...
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List all files/folders a user may delete? Linux

I want to know how much damage a user can do on my system if he decides to delete everything (or write to in case of corruption). What command or script might i use to check this?
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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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Fixing mac user file permissions, not the system

Usually those files get wrong permission when coming from the network, even when I copy them from it, but mostly through "file sharing". So, definitely not talking about Disk Utility repair here, ...
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How to run a program with elevated permissions from a limited permission user account without administrator password?

Pretend that I am a Karaoke DJ running a show with the application Sax & Dottys which only runs on Windows. I would like to hire someone to run the show for me in my absence. This means they would ...
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You dont currently have permission to access this folder error

I bought a new SATA Hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it. I also installed my old one beside the new SATA HD. Now I want to access my images / musics and videos but I get this ...
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Permissions on a typical shared Linux web host

I am trying to understand the file permissions on a typical shared Linux web hosting account. I know how to set rwx permissions for the OWNER GROUP and PUBLIC entities of a file or directory. What ...
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How to prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting certain folders (such as their personal scan destination folder - stored in their home drive), while still giving them read+write permissions to ...
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default file permissions for ftp uploads in ubuntu (vsftpd)

I followed this answer for setting default file permissions in my web root folder. I am trying to set all files/dirs to 775 by default. This works fine when creating files within linux and also when ...
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ssh and home directory permissions

sshd will refuse to accept public key authentication if the user's home directory is group-accessible, even if ~/.ssh is set to 700? If the permissions on ~/.ssh are acceptable, why do the permissions ...
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rsync Permission denied backing up a remote directory to my local machine

NOTE: I found this similar question: Run rsync with root permission on remote machine. That doesn't answer my question. The answer there doesn't provide enough explanation for me to parse my own ...
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Permissions in Chain of Program Execution

I have a Java program that writes some files to /tmp and invokes some python processes. I'm wondering if both the Java program and the python processes have the same permissions as the user that ...
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How to setup nfs share for users with write permissions

We used ubuntu linux on desktops with ldap authentication. Both on server and clients we have identical users and groups. I've setup nfs server with public share, which should be available for all ...
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Impossible to delete a file in Windows 7 (2) [duplicate]

I'm aware of similar posts on this, but they haven't fixed my issue. I have an .iso installation file previously mounted with MagicDisc that I am now unable to delete. I have of course unmounted the ...
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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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Why can I see a file that I own in CygWin but not in Windows Explorer?

I installed Cygwin in Windows 7 and was browsing through the c:/cygwin/ directory in the Cygwin terminal. There exists a directory bin/ at the path c:/cygwin/usr/bin, but I cannot find this folder in ...
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File Permission Errors

Recently I have been receiving lots of File Permission Errors when saving documents. I have searched the internet endlessly and have still not found a solution. Sometimes, when I save from Word ...
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Remove a custom folder containing a Windows folder tree

I have a folder sitting in my C: drive in Win8 that I can't delete using rd from an elevated prompt as it says I don't have the rights to do so (it is a folder which contains the folder structure of a ...
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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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Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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How do I use ACLs on an encfs filesystem?

I have a Debian server which I've set up file ACLs on. However, ACLs on the encfs filesystem I've made don't seem to be handled properly. The mount directory is setguid and has a default:group::rwx ...
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Unable to change Windows file permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All folders are Read-Only (Windows) My work computer runs Windows Vista, on a typical Windows network (not sure which version of Windows server). I am the owner of my ...
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Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...