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How to get full permissions on non-install NTFS drive?

After building a new computer, I'd like to copy the contents of my old Windows XP box's harddrive to have access to any important data on it that I might not be thinking of right now. But when I ...
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Unable to delete or take ownership of folder (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I have a folder that I am unable to delete. I also cannot take ownership. The hard drive is one I have previously used in another PC, if this makes any difference. When trying to take ownership it ...
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Group Policy: Block access to \\localhost\C$

We have a restricted Windows 7 computer that hides and prevents non-admin users from accessing the C Drive using the following policies: Prevent access to drives from My Computer Hide these ...
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I've set up Apache, but I can't write to the '/var/www' folder

I've set up Fedora 14 with Apache, MySQL and PHP for my own homepage on a "server" (read: old hardware scrapped together). I'm logged in with my user, but I have no rights on /var/www/html. How do I ...
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How to change permissions on all files in a directory, and when new files are added, to default values?

I have a folder /home/userName/Public/Media in which I store all media on the machine; this folder is intended to be accessible by all other users of the machine -if only to stop them having to ...
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Vim can break file permissions?

I was using Vim the other day as usual, when I noticed something strange. Here's what I did: ~$ touch testfile ~$ ls -l | grep testfile -rw-r--r-- 1 username groupname 0 Jul 23 10:00 testfile ~$ vim ...
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Is there a way to add a column with file permissions (rwx) in Mac OS X's Finder?

I like using ls -l but it would be convenient to have this information shown in the Finder. Is there a way to do this?
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Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
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Silently Skip Windows 7 UAC Prompts?

NOTE: I am not trying to disable UAC. I have a Windows 7 machine where I've added one administrator account and one regular user account. When using the regular user account, a UAC dialog will show ...
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NTFS “Restore previous versions”

My harrowing experience over the past 24 hours: Windows 7 installation hosed after bluetooth driver install. Attempting to recover using restore points via "Repair" on the bootable Windows 7 ...
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CMD does and doesn't see this file?

I'm having a lot of problems with a particular file, LockupSystem.MDB . It doesn't help that there are lots of files with similar names. I tried to dir to find the file but I couldn't find it. After ...
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Administrator not an Administrator?

I have copied some files from an XP computer to a PC running Windows 7. I am logged on as a user who is marked as an Administrator. When I try to access the directory, I am told I don't have ...
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How to set permissions for specific remote user in Windows 7?

I want to give permissions to a specific user on a remote machine on my local network. In the Select Users or Groups dialog the From This Location field is locked to my computer, when I click the ...
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Use one home directory for more than one operating system

I want to configure the same user account across multiple operating systems. Right now, I'm set up for general use in Mac OS 10.6.6 "Snow Leopard," and I have about 200gb of files in my home directory ...
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greyed out folder in OS X

I installed the intel compiler on my Mac (10.6), and it installed fine, but the folder in which it is installed (/opt, i.e. at the root) is not visible by default, and when I use the Finder "go to" ...
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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How to set the owner of a mounted partition in Linux?

I have two mechanical HDD's in my computer.I run Windows on disk 0 and Crunchbang on disk 1. I always have to use elevated privileges in Crunchbang in order to copy files to the NTFS partition in ...
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Permission Issues in Linux

I will start of by saying that this is a homework assignment but I am stuck. There are two different parts that I am stuck on and may have the same solution. === FIRST PROBLEM === I have two ...
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How to get write access in guest os (linux) for raw disk (ext4) with virtualbox on Win7 host?

I created the vmdk-file as describe in Chapter 9. Advanced topics and added it to my guest vm. After it, I could mount the entire raw disk up in my linux guest vm. Now I can read the ext4 file system, ...
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copied user profile, now get “cannot access device…appropriate permissions” on system files

I'm running a Windows 7 x64 desktop. I had to replace my domain controller after losing the old one without a backup, so when I created a new domain user, of course, the system sees it as a different ...
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Can't access directory over SSH

I am accessing a MyBook server using SSH by means of public-private keys. I have a wierd problem where i am unable to access certain folders that i should logically have access to. I have a ...
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import Certificate in WIndow Xp

I have created a temporary certificate. I am trying to import this certificate.I am importing Certificate to Personnel store of Local Computer and then using FindPrivateKey solution to find privatekey ...
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Apache directory permissions for a company intranet

I have a company intranet that I have recently migrated from Novell to Linux. I am trying to set up user permissions and I am losing my mind. There are a couple dozen departments, each with a ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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What causes Mac OS X Permission errors?

This is out of interest rather then looking for a fix to a problem. What actually causes permissions on Mac OS X Systems to become messed up? Its an easily fixed problem (i.e. there's a quick and ...
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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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Allowing apache access to a subdirectory in a home directory without access to the home directory

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with encrypted home directories. I do development work on my computer and I want to have my webroot directory to be within my home directory so it is encrypted with ...
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How can I delete the cygwin folder on my c drive?

I have a folder called C:\cygwin. How can I delete this folder. It says I need permission from the administrator. However I am logged in as administrator.
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Permissions for editing hosts file on Windows 7 Home Edition

I am running Windows 7 Home Edition on my laptop. I also have an instance of Apache Server running and am trying to create a virtual directory. I have updated apache's vhost-httpd file and now need ...
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Change file ownership during write operation

By default the umask is 0022: usera@cmp$ touch somefile; ls -l total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 usera usera 0 2009-09-22 22:30 somefile The directory /home/shared/ is meant for shared files and should be ...
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Is it possible to shutdown a remote computer running Windows 7 via Telnet?

I've successfully connected to my Windows 7 desktop over wifi via Telnet from an XP Home netbook. To login, I use the following command: telnet -l "win7desktop\win7user" win7desktop win7user in ...
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Backup file attributes / restore them later

Currently I am trying to imagine a way of backing up all the file attributes and permissions of a certain directory, i.e. /volatile, for later restore. The procedere I have in mind would be: backing ...
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Can I have an “execute only” batch file under Windows XP?

Is it possible to set up a batch file on a Windows XP system that a user will be able to execute but not read (type, edit, etc.)? I tried playing with permissions, allowing "Execute File" but not ...
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Messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6

I have messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6. I'll explain how: I wanted to add a cpan package for Bundle::DBD::mysql, cpan told me to update Bundle::CPAN first. I couldn't because of ...
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Is there a way to run a scheduled task on Windows XP without having to enter the username and password?

I would like to setup a job without having to enter the user/pass. Can this be done?
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Linux permissions and owner being preserved with cp

I can't understand the following behavior: I have a file named someFile under /opt/com/internal/someFile If I do ls -all /opt/com/internal/someFile the permissions are 700 user:userGroup I am root ...
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How can I change permissions for the folder including subfolders?

How can I change permissions for the folder including subfolders?
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What is user/owner 24561?

So, I just installed the node.js package from nodejs.org and I was poking around to see what it installed. Over in /usr/local/bin I saw this owner 24561. I see it in a few other places too. What is ...
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Efficiently and Safely Deleting or Un-Trashing Time Machine Backups

I have been storing my Time Machine backups on an external drive. Noticing that space was getting low, I viewed that external drive in the Finder, selected a bunch of the folders and moved them to the ...
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Using vim to force edit a file when you opened without permissions

I use vim to edit a file. Sometimes, I forget to have the appropriate permissions. I run vim and the file as a read only file. I can make changes, but I can't actually write the changes. Every once in ...
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Reset all permissions on Windows 7?

I have an external hard drive and I did something which I shouldn't have done, and I am annoyed that many files are prompting me about Administrator permissions to move a folder. They are regular ...
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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 ...
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Automatically change ownership using WinSCP?

I saw several threads about having issues with unexpected file permissions after file upload. I tried their solutions with no luck, I have to raise the problem in my way. I run Nginx as ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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How to give user rwx access to another user?

How can I give userA access to all files created by userB / userC, including rwx permission? Is there a way to do this without giving root access? Adding to same group won't work because not all the ...
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Archive Utility.app “Error identifying a writable temporary folder”

I had to restore my Mac today from a Time Machine backup. Everything went swimmingly, except for now I can't seem to unzip files using Archive Utility.app. Wherever I try to unzip files on my ...
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Why does redirection fail when passing through ssh, sudo and sh?

After reading this question, I know that I have to do sudo sh -c 'ls -hal /root/ > /root/test.out' to avoid the "Permission denied" error. But when I do ssh hostname sudo sh -c 'ls -hal /root/ ...
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Consequences of a Windows user being in both the Administrators and Users group?

When I add a new user to Windows (7 or Server 2k8) and I make it a member of the Administrators group, does it matter if I keep or remove the Users membership? Most of the time I remove the Users ...
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NTFS permissions - “Inherited from”?

I have a NTFS external hard disk. It was in use primarily with one laptop, but that laptop has since been replaced. With my new laptop, I'm finding all my files are now read-only. The "read-only" ...
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How do you change permissions on a registry key in Windows 7?

My goal is to stop Windows from changing certain keys back to their default settings when the computer reboots. In answer to a previous question on Super User someone suggested setting a registry key ...