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How can I prevent a Vista folder from being renamed?

What security permissions do I need to set to prevent a Vista folder from being renamed, or have any of its contents changed (all files and subfolders) I can lock down the files and subfolders fine ...
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2answers
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Change permission on a string of directories

I have a string of directories and i want to change the permission on all of these directories to 775 (rwxrwxr-x) with a command like chmod. The problem is that the string is editable so it can be ...
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Accidentally blocked myself out of my private UNIX directory

I used the following command to see who had permission to my directory. fs la I then wanted to block someone out, so I used the command (and accidentally used my username instead of the person I ...
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1answer
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Linux FTP User Directory Access Restriction?

I'm setting up the SFTP with different users. I simply need to strict some users to be given stricted Folder Access. General users to access the whole Main FTP Directory normally: ...
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Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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2answers
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How can I remove other user's sub-directory from my directory? [duplicate]

I have a directory in my home-directory, which I share with a UNIX-group, but now want to delete. If there is a file owned by an other user in this directory, I can remove it with rm, because the ...
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2answers
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ubuntu home folder permission

I have implemented openLDAP logging into my test server, each user has its own folder, which should be private for him. Now I have testUser1, testUser2 and testUser3, that means my /home/ folder ...
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1answer
122 views

Does “chmod -R 700 directory_1” update directories pointed by softlinks?

Does "chmod -R 700 directory_1" update directories under softlinks? Forexample, there is a softlink under directory_1 folder: "my_softlink". And my_softlink points to a directory_2. Will permissions ...
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1answer
104 views

What permissions does a directory need so that anyone can cd into it but nobody but root can ls in it?

I have seen this before in some directories. Where if you know the name of a file you can open it and edit it, but you cannot ls in the directory so if you don't know the name of the file you can't ...
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Make a read only “view” of a network folder

I feel like this should be easy and I'm missing something simple. We have a network folder A that must be full access to a user to support a legacy application. However, we also need the user to be ...
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1answer
331 views

Parent folder permissions for subfolder read/write access

Using active directory, I want a specific user to only have read/write access to a specific sub-folder of a parent folder. What permissions does that user need on the parent folder?
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2answers
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chmod: Set files to different permissions from directories

Is there away that I can run chmod to set the folders at 0755 and the files at 0644, or do I have to apply 0755 to all folders individually?
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1answer
305 views

How to lock the permission of a folder?

I have created a folder with access denied permission. How to lock that permission so others cannot change that? I would like to protect my folder from others.
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1answer
511 views

How to give full access to a folder for everyone?

How to give full access to a folder for everyone? Is there any way to do it programmatically, using a .bat file or a script?
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1answer
225 views

Giving directory access to only certain users?

I currently have the following directory: drwxrwsr-x 4 user1 Group1 4.0K Apr 18 18:29 foo Under Group1 there are 20 users. I want to give user2 and user3 who belong to Group1 access to directory ...
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2answers
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Giving access to a folder to a specific user in Windows 7

I have at my parents' house a Windows 7 machine, with 2 users - "admin" which only I have the password to, and "HomeUser" which doesn't have a password, and which my parents use to log into Windows. ...
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2answers
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Why does running “$ sudo chmod -R 664 . ” cause me to get access denied on all affected directories?

I have a project folder which has messy permissions on all files. I've had the bad tendency of setting everything to octal permissions 777 because it solved all non security related issues. Then FTP ...
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0answers
330 views

Give user create/read, but revoke delete/overwrite

A little background: I've got a citrix server with about 20 accounts that are used in a round robin fashion by various remote users to access a published application. This application allows users to ...
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1answer
162 views

Uses cases for write-only directories?

What are the use cases for write-only directory permissions (user, group or world)? I've only ever seen world write-only permission, and that was for dropboxes/public folders on ftp servers. (I guess ...
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2answers
810 views

How to prevent a folder from being cut, copied or opened from others?

I have a folder which is with in the www folder (/wamp/root/www). I need to prevent this folder from being cut, copied and opened from others. Is there is any way to do this?
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1answer
111 views

Setting security for a folder in Windows 7

I have two groups: groupA and groupB. And I have six users: 1,2,3,4,5,6. Group A includes: 1,2,3,4 Group B includes: 5,6 How to set up rights to the folder for the two groups to access the folder A ...
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0answers
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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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1answer
472 views

Unable to access a script from root directory in Linux

I have a script in one of I my root directory: /root/scripts/script1.sh I wan't to call that script as another user (james1). I did the following (as root user): root@pc83$ CD scripts root@pc83$ ...
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1answer
655 views

How to change permission on a System owned folder?

I'm working on a Win XP machine. By mistake I changed the permission of a folder in a way that only System user has full control of that folder. My user has only read permission even if I'm an ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to disallow users from moving directories?

I have a shared directory on Windows Server 2008 that is shared between about 15 people. In the root of the share are folders corresponding to the clients my company has. Someone keeps dragging ...
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1answer
354 views

When are Unix directory permissions enforced

Say I have a directory that only root can access: $ sudo -s $ mkdir ~/rootonly $ chmod 000 ~/rootonly Inside that directory is one with global-everything permissions: $ cd ~/rootonly $ mkdir ...
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3answers
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Unix Directory Hierarchy Permissions

Suppose I have a directory with no access for anyone except for root. Am I guaranteed that everything in the directory is inaccessible to everyone but root? In other words, are file permissions ...
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2answers
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change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...
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No Access in Windows 7 - No permission to own folders

I am Administrator. Also the "big" administrator net user Administrator /active. But I have no access to my own files. First let me say what I've done: I copied some files from one computer over LAN ...
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How to set default permissions for files moved or copied to a directory?

My question is similar to How to set the default file permissions on ALL newly created files in linux - but differs in important ways: I want all files created in (or copied to or moved to) a certain ...
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3answers
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How to change file permissions for a directory in one command

How can I change all the file permissions of a directory in one command in Unix?
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0answers
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How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change permissions for Windows\Temp? I am running Windows Vista Ultimate and I want to change the permissions in Windows\Temp. For example, I want to remove ...
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How can I control which applications can access a specific folder?

Let's say I want a specific folder X in My Documents to only be accessible by a specific application. The Windows permissions don't allow me to do this easily, is there any solution which can do ...
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4answers
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deleting windows system folder

I want to use an old drive as a secondary hard drive without reformatting. But this old hard drive contains my old Vista installation which takes up gigs of space. I tried changing ownership and it ...
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1answer
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Old Permissions from other users

I just formatted my system and I'm having some problems in cleaning up stuff. I had 2 partitions, formated C: and left with D: Installed Win7 and I want to delete some of these folders in D:, but ...
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1answer
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Deleting another user's directories from my own

I am a non-root user, and have made a directory into which other users in my group can write. The directory is setgid, so files and directories within it have the same group. I can delete files ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
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Outlook 2007 Backup to D:\Outlook Fails - Access Denied, Write-Protected or File In Use

I can successfully save the Outlook PST file to the default location on the C drive (C:\Documents and Settings\user\ ... \Outlook) but when I change the backup save to directory to Outlook on the D ...
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2answers
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Folder Locked Because of OS — How To Tell Why?

A few times lately I've had the issue of a folder or file not being readable or writable (not sure atm) which then causes the application to crash or throw up an error when not being run from an admin ...
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How to recursively change sharing/permission of a folder in Mac OS X

Is there any Mac OS X tools or scripts which allow me to change sharing/permission properties of files and subfolders in a folder recursively. For example, to let everybody or a specific user able to ...
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How do I delete this unneccessary, obscure folder in vista?

I have a hard drive with a long obscure folder name (26b72166e9fa7bae09463d5c6f90e4) and subfolders i386 & amd64. After googling, it seems that it may have been related to various ...