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Force change owner of windows 7 user folder

I copied my c:\users folder to my external drive and now I want to access it in another PC but it says I don't have permissions to access and I can't change the owner of it. How can I force to change ...
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Old hard drive file permissions still there

I have a new hard drive, put Windows 7 on it and want to get all the files off of my old hard drive. I put in my old hard drive as a slave drive. I can see the files but when I try to move 'em, it ...
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WinSCP clobbers permission & group on replace

Is there a way to tell winscp to keep the group and permission of my upload file? I am tired of modifying webpages/webapp binaries and needing to change the group to www-data so the server can read ...
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I am unable to access my C drive. It says it is unable to display current owner

I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate OS, and my dad recently changed the setting in the sharing tab of my C drive to make it more private when I was using a shared network. Unfortunately, something he ...
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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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Going to reinstall Windows 7, will I have ownership issues with files on my external hard drive afterward?

I'm going to reinstall Windows 7 soon. I'm going to "backup" my files by copying and pasting them to an external hard drive. I had a lot of problems with file ownership while doing this when upgrading ...
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Cannot access an application folder in Program files

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional 64bit on a new machine. I installed an application using a ClickOnce installer. The application runs fine, but I cannot access the application folder it ...
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In Windows Search, is there a metadata property for permissions or ACL that can be searched on?

Basically, I want to be able to search for folders a specific user or security group has access to using Windows Search, but I'm unsure if there is such a metadata attribute that can be used, e.g. ...
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sudo equivalent configuration on Solaris 10

I am looking to configure on Solaris 10 to achieve the below: user=jon group=jtu jon is owner of /opt/app user=ken group=jtu ken is owner of /data On Linux I have added the below line %jtu ALL= ...
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How to make a file editable by two different users in different groups?

I have a folder at /home/www/, and the owner is www, which is part of the www-group. I have another user, john, part of the john group. How can I chown /home/www/ to make it writable by both www and ...
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Root directory permissions on Mac OS X 10.6?

I was wondering if it's normal that the root directory / should be owned by “root”. I get asked for my password every time I want to do something there (e.g. save a file, create a directory) and I ...
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recursively change owner windows 7

Somehow i accidentally set all the files in a subfolder to no owner and i cant seem to change all the permission. I can change one by hand by changing the owner then setting permissions but how can i ...
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Take ownership of entire drive?

I bought a new pc and installed my old HDD as secondary drive , how can I take ownership of all files and folder on that harddrive. I remember there was some commandline tool icals or something which ...
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Groups issue on Ubuntu

I am member of couple of groups lets say Master, Student, Web. The problem is that by default whatever I do is first created under student group. I need to set it so it is created with Web group. ...
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No permission to see the files after using Migration Assistant in Snow Leopard

I have installed Snow Leopard in a separate partition in my machine. After verifying the installation was good, I went ahead to use Migration Assistant to restore my profiles and applications from the ...
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Get full control over every file/dir in a drive?

I recently installed windows seven pro on which I made an admin account, and then my regular account I use for everyday's use. My issue is that my other partitions contains plenty of data coming from ...