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Taking Over Ownership

So I took ownership over a folder and then I deleted the folder. Does that effect ownership security of the rest of folder in mast folder? Folder I deleted was a duplicate I made, it was nothing ...
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Taking ownership of a 64 GB USB flash drive

Whenever I try to take ownership of my Kingston DTSE9G2 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive the Windows Security / Explorer windows gets stuck on "Changing ownership of:" which never recovers, even if ...
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changing the ownership to subfolders will affect the other folder owned by the same user?

I would need full access to the subfolder A owned by user xxxxx .(unknown may be moved out of organization) The parent folder is owned by root. Whether I am able to achieve this by changing the ...
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gparted - can't change owner from root after format

The last things I tried reported no errors but did nothing :( $ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/johnny/DAT10 $ sudo chown -R johnny:johnny /media/johnny/DAT10
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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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How can I change ownership/permissions to read every file in WindowsImageBackup, which is created by Windows Backup and Restore?

I want to be able to read all the files located in the WindowsImageBackup folder, which is created by Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Specifically, I need to be able to search them for an ASCII string ...
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Checking if specific user used chown on specific directories?

I recently granted one user sudo access rights on test server. This morning I see that server is screwed up. I see that owner rights where changed on many directories. For example many root ...
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What is the effect of a Windows 7 file not having a 'file owner'?

I am troubleshooting a difficult to solve MS Access file access problem which has so far defeated every Microsoft Access MVP. The way Access works is that when a user opens an Access db, Access ...
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Don't have permission to delete folder [duplicate]

I recently installed an SSD into my computer and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. I was going through the folders of my old HDD to try and free up some space, but it wouldn't let me delete the ...
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Linux ownership after OS migration

I just migrated from Fedora 20 to Arch and copied over some files-everything under my Documents, to be specific, and ls -lh outputs drwxr-xr-x 2 alex users 16K Jul 3 02:40 algo where alex is my ...
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Drive ownership corrupted Windows 7

A few weeks ago the fan in my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6) died. I took my computer apart to test the fan, which had definitely burned out, and ordered a new fan. In the meantime, there were files on my ...
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HDD recovery on Windows

I recently tried to help someone out whose computer crashed (the reason why is not important for now) by recovering the HDD (i.e. remove it from the computer and plug into a docking station to backup ...
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check ownership of windows drive through cli

I am trying to figure out who the owner of a windows drive is through the command line and cannot seem to find the right command to run. I know about the takeown command to take ownership of a drive, ...
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chown: changing ownership not permitted, even though running as root

I managed to configure my Raspberry Pi as an FTP server with ProFTPD. The only problem is, I can´t upload and rename files and Windows Explorer says: 350 File or directory exists,ready for ...
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How do I determine DNS domain ownership authoritatively?

There seem to be various "hacks" that sort of try to confirm domain ownership (e.g. see Google's list), but it appears to me that they usually verify something else, even if closely related. For ...
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Unable to retain any root created files and folders after warm reboot in linux

I installed and ran petalinux on zynq board. It runs perfectly fine and boot in around 3 seconds. To boot it this fast I had to do some configuration before compiling the source. The problem that I ...
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Member of Administrator Group in Windows is Displaying Administrators as Owner

Currently (and by default, I suppose), when a member of the Administrator group in Windows creates a file, the Administrators group has ownership of that file. How can I go about changing the default ...
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Avoid errors from tar failing to restore directory permissions

I observe the following behavior with both tar 1.26 and 1.27.1: $ mkdir a b a/diffowner $ sudo mkdir b/diffowner $ sudo chmod a+w b/diffowner $ echo foo > a/diffowner/foo $ tar -C a -cvf test.tar ...
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Always have to chown when adding new file? Centos 6

Whenever I upload a new file to my server, I have to chown -R apache:apache /dir in order for it to be accessible. Is there an easier way around this?
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How to arbitrarily map user/group ownerships in rsync

I need to rsync a directory to a remote server so that all files belonging to user X and group Y on the source (local) machine are mapped to user W and group Z on the destination (remote) machine. If ...
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Who should own the root folder of a drive?

All partitions are NTFS. The system is Windows 7 Pro. It does not belong to a domain. I do use shared folders occasionally (both via the Homegroup and old school sharing). Should I set the owner to be ...
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Who gets ownership of a mounted file/folder in NFS?

I am stumped with a problem I raised over on superuser and I basically got around it by using NFS version 3. Now, although I no longer have the user 4294967294 problem, now the files I mount are all ...
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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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Is it possible to discover the current owner of a folder?

I am running the Windows 8 Enterprise x64. Here are the current security settings for a folder on an NTFS volume: I have access neither to the folder contents, nor to its security settings nor its ...
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changing the ownership of a file in linux

I have a file "test" on an Ubuntu system owned by the root. The ls -l option is shown below. $ ls -l test -r--r----- 1 root abacus 373 Nov 12 19:19 test I know that only the owner of a file can ...
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Why user becomes nobody?

I have a problem about linux user, I use a command to add user like: useradd -u 532 -d /data/test01 -g test test01 but when I login as test01 and run mkdir x, it becomes like: nobody test x ...
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Permissions denied on a folder the user owns (ubuntu linux)

I've created a subdirectory and assigned permissions will full r/w/x access granted to the user 'vvanglers': drwxrwxr-x 4 vvanglers team 4096 Feb 18 20:48 vvanglers However, when I su or ssh at ...
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Access denied to a file no matter what I do

I encountered a strange problem today. When compiling a C++ project using a Makefile, I generate a file called temp.log. It contains info about warnings should they be printed. However, I accidentally ...
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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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shell script - How to output the owner of a file

Is there a command to output the owner of a file, and nothing else? I suppose I could use ls and run it through sed, but if there is a better way, I would definitely use it. Thanks in advance.
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Major permission repair needed on Mac Os

I made the fatal error of copying and pasting a sudo command into my terminal without double checking it, here it is. sudo -R mysql / What this does (for those that don't know) is recursively change ...
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Changing ownership without the sudo command

I was setting up a Ubuntu Server and I wanted to allow the FTP client to access the /etc/ folder. So I used the chown command to allow my account to use it. However, this changed the ownership of sudo ...
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When I create files the owner / group is always root

On Linux, I am logged in as another user, I have added myself to wheel. wheel:x:10:root,allan I have uncommented the lines of /etc/sudoers ## Allow root to run any commands anywhere root ...
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How to delete other's file on the server in LAN environment?

Our office has a LAN system, where we all are connected. And we have a common server to store data. My colleague created a folder for me on server from his computer previously. As he quit the job, now ...
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Subinacl Access Denied using subkeyreg

I have windows 7 x86, I am the only user and Administrator of my pc. I want to be able to take ownership of the key(below) but subinacl will not allow it. ...
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NTFS 'Owner' missing when accessing hard disk from external USB adapter

I have a hard drive with Windows XP SP3 installed on it. When the drive is connected through the standard SATA connector inside the laptop, everything works as expected. However when I remove the ...
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ownership of hard drive recoveery of files Windows 7

Here is the issue. I have an old laptop that died that was running xp. I now have a win 7 laptop. I need to get the files off the old drive. Win 7 will not let me take ownership of the drive. I can ...
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Take ownership in windows 7/8 does not work

I have taken ownership of my external HDD and now I should be able to access every folder but I can't. There are numerous folders for which I don't have the ownership of. I tried taking ownership of ...
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Have sudo create files under your own user id?

If I wanted to do something like sudo fdisk -l > test.txt but I wanted test.txt to be under my own user ID (and not root) without having to chown it afterwards, is there a way to do this? ...
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How Can I install Windows 7 with only the built in Administrator Account?

Back in the XP days, I tried a trick and it worked: if I wanted to install XP with only the administrator, I would turn off the computer during the installation when it asks for entering a name for a ...
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Copying files to my laptop makes them locked

When I save files from e.g. remote desktop or from an email (outlook) attachments, or from skype even to my local machine they show a locked Icon on the file. Then e.g. SQL Server doesn't let me ...
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can't propogate permissions on HFS+ Lion, after copying data back from NTFS drive

I recently copied a bunch of data back from an NTFS drive I had used for backup, which had NTFS permissions of Everyone - Full Control. The copy was done using Linux Mint, with the 2 drives slaved ...
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how can I do a Windows file search by file owner

I want to find a particular Excel file created by a past employee. All I know for sure is the file format (Excel 1997-2003) and the file owner's name. How can I search for this file on a Windows ...
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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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Windows.old - How does it work? Contents have disappeared

When I installed Win8 Developer Preview over my WinXP, it produced a Windows.old that contained the old "Program Files" folder among other things. After a few weeks of mucking around with W8DP ...
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How do Excel file ownership and permissions work on a shared network folder?

There is an Excel file on the server, 4 people are accessing it and editing it. At times if the file is already in use, there is weird message that it has been locked by 'user123' and user123 has ...
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sudo chown fails with operation not permitted

I have found similar questions here, but the answers provided to those questions do not resolve my problem. If I do: sudo chown <username> main.m I get an operation not permitted error. ...
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Restrict device ownership to root only. But why?

NSA's Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 recommands restricting device ownership to root only. So my question is why should we restrict device ownership to root? And ...
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PHP mkdir() permission denied

I've got a server setup with Centos 5.6, Apache 2.2.19 and PHP 5.2.17. PHP is being handled by suPHP. In the global php.ini safe_mode = off open_basedir = none Apache is set to run as nobody in the ...
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How can I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own?

how do I change the registered name in Windows 7 to my own name?