Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.

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Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...
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Is it necessary to update folders/files permissions on a 2nd hard drive after a re-install?

I plan to upgrade my Windows OS and I do have a 2nd drive. Do you know if it necessary to update files/folders permissions through the 'Security' tab on that 2nd hard drive or will the new OS take ...
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Drive not accessible after OS change

My PC has a C: drive containing the OS and an E: containing a bunch of data. I usually use Windows 8 but occasionally use Windows 7. To do this I physically remove the SSD that holds C: and replace ...
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Grant permission to WindowsApps files

I downloaded a windows app and I just want to change some parameters of that app like it's color etc. I know the application files are inside the folder C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\MyAppFolder ...
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Windows Run Box as Admin

I am desperately looking for a way to get the Run box as Admin by default. I am using Windows 8.1 and remember I had this feature as Admin with Windows 7. I can surely use workaround such as runas, ...
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Java applet needs permission but doesn't ask for it!

I'm trying to connect a VPN connection (on Mac OS X 10.6.6) through a Check point java applet. The first time it ran I chose NOT to give it access to my files and such and now every time I try to ...
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How to change permissions/policies of another admin-account.?

On my Windows7 PC i have now 2 admin-accounts. The problem is that one of them does not have any rights/permissions anymore to startup any program (after some virus attack which also changed the UAC). ...
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Setting permissions for a folder

What's the fastest way to give permissions to a user to a folder which contains 50,000 folders and a total of 4,000,000 files? Using Windows Server 2008 r2.
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux?

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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apache wont follow symlinks | 403 permission denied

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and have a problem with the Apache configuration: I created a Symlink from /var/www/html torwards /home/me/myWebDirectory but localhost/myWebDirectory renders a ...
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Xulrunner crash when running with underprivileged user

I use SlimerJs as an headless browser on a server. Because the server have no xserver I used xvfb to run it. The command goes something like this: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" ...
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Windows 8.1 SSD will not boot also will not display folder contents when mounted externaly on another machine

I dropped my windows 8.1 laptop and it seemed to be ok but when i moved the mouse over anything it went to the loading icon. So i shut down and rebooted my laptop hoping this would fix the issue ...
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Group Policy Editor restricting my administrator account?

Hi I have created a problem on my PC and now I feel really stupid. I tried to restrict access to certain programs on a recently created standard user account via "gpedit.msc". After completing the ...
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“Unable to Display Current Owner” & Access Denied when trying to take ownership

I'm facing a problem where I (logged in as the Administrator) am unable to view file attributes. Please see the screenshot below. I'm not interested in taking ownership (even if I wanted to I'd to ...
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How to read ls -l permissions

I've been trying to understand Linux permissions. I know that I could download one file via CyberDuck from a remote Linux machine and the other one I was not able to. Here is the output of ls -l: ...
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Shared folder contents all opening as read only

I have a shared folder in a network which we all theoretically have access to. I edited through command line using icacls to grant everyone read and write permissions (icacls "Folder Name" /grant ...
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How to allow user to access only his personal directory when his group has access to the whole disk?

I want to disallow a user to access to disk D: except his personal D:\Documents folder. The user belongs to Users group. I don't want to restrict the whole Users group so I should somehow create a new ...
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Folder permissions control

Scenario : i work in a company with 50+ computers in a domain. One of the PC has a trouble with My Document is missing. So i was thinking of creating a new Folder call My Documents , then i get an ...
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used chmod wrongly to mess up copy rights. How to correct

I ran a chmod command like chmod 644 dir/* It seems to have worked for files in this directory, but files in all other sub-directories are now in some limbo state. ls -l dir/sub-dir shows: ...
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How solve permission problems for docker in ubuntu?

I have installed docker as described here. I use Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (LTS) (64-bit). Everything during installation was well. Also command $ sudo docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash completes well ...
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Can't delete system files from System32/drivers. Need permission

How to delete specific files in System32/drivers? I need to remove a software manually.Guide says that I need to remove some .sys files that are related to that software from System32/drivers but I ...
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How are memory read, write, execute permissions enforced in the Linux kernel?

How is a system able to restrict processes from being able to write to regions of memory set read-only? In particular, how is the Linux kernel able to enforce these permissions, assuming that the ...
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Can't scp file from local to remote host - Permission denied

I have trying to copy some files from local machine to remote host. root@local:~$ scp /var/www/html/file.php root@remote_host:/var/www/html/test/ The result is scp: /var/www/html/test: ...
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Restrict access from group in Debian

I need to restrict access for a few users in Debian 7. I basically only want them to be able to login with their accounts so they can use SSH to forward their web traffic through my server as a proxy. ...
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Unzipping file whilst getting correct permissions?

I unzipped a file on my server using: unzip filename However this seems to have caused all the files having owner/group permissions of 0 0. The files I uploaded were a PHP software script, so I'm ...
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BlueStacks will not open from the “Guest” account on Windows 7

I have been unsuccessful in figuring out this problem. When I first start the computer up, the BlueStacks daemon will automatically run (the "service"), but if the Guest tries to run it with the ...
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Command line option to open program as administrator in Windows 7

If I want to open Notepad and edit the hosts file, I have to invoke the Start menu, find the Notepad shortcut, right click and run as administrator, then open the hosts file in Notepad in order to ...
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no write permissions when mounting netatalk share on OS X

I know there are few posts about it, but I haven't found a solution for my problem, so it might be different: In order to exclude all interference factors I want to setup a simple setup first: I want ...
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cgi program refuses to setuid root

I have a C .cgi program that runs and mostly works. However, I need it to do some file manipulation, so I chown root & chmod +s the .cgi program: -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 59140 2015-07-20 13:39 ...
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rsync file permissions on windows

I have an rsync service that syncs files from remote machine to a machine that drops them on a network drive. I need the copied files to take on the native permissions of the destination folder. ...
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SVN: Grant access to fixed set of subdirectories w/o having to do multiple checkouts

I have the following SVN repository layout: myrepo |-> nonsensitive-subdirectory-1 |-> nonsensitive-subdirectory-2 |-> sensitive-subdirectory-1 |-> ...
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PostgreSQL and database cluster ownership on shared storage

For my research, I am using an always on virtual machine for the primary analysis of my data. In doing this I need (or, I suppose, would like to) create and store the data in a PostgreSQL database. ...
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied with pip installation

I have asked this question on SO, but they suggested, the question is better suited for Superuser. I installed Python 2.7.9 on Windows 7. It is supposed to have pip built-in. However, during Python ...
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permanently change permissions of linux system file

I often use my computer in text-only mode, so no X11, no window manager, etc. I'd like to be able to adjust the screen brightness of my laptop while in text mode, which I can do by writing to the file ...
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How to delete parent folder on Windows 7 VM, without deleting child files first?

UPDATE: I know this has been marked as a duplicate, but none of the following duplicate answers have worked (including restarting): http://superuser.com/a/289788/300519 ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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Accessing rsync folder after windows re-install

I am using cygwin to backup my Debian VPS to my Windows PC. All is fine, but if I re-install Windows I can't access the backup folder until I change the owner of the folder and all its children. ...
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How can I block access to local files from Internet Explorer?

I want to create a kiosk station that will allow web browsing, but won't allow access to local files. How can I go about doing this?
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Confirmation prompt for chmod, chown

I'm just trying to add a confirmation prompt to a few linux commands like chmod and chown. I've tried to google this but I can't find much information on the topic. While searching I found out ...
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Reload a Linux user's group assignments without logging out

When assigning a user's secondary group list using: # usermod -G <grouplist> <user> is it possible to force this group assignment to take effect without logging out all running ...
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Shared Mailbox permission inheritance of the “Top of Information Store” Exchange 2010

I have a question about the permission inheritance of the “Top of Information Store”. I’m having a mailbox called ex-employees. A current colleague, called colleague1, needs to access a subfolder of ...
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Bootstrap - Jekyll: Forbidden - no access permission to `/'

I'm doing a tutorial on Twitter Bootstrap and apparently I need to install Jekyll for this. I've followed the installation procedure, but now I'm stuck getting Jekyll to work. In the terminal (Ubuntu ...
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Editing/Creating files in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps

Lately, I've been quite annoyed at the fact that I can't edit files in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder. I've used the takedown command, in elevated CMD, and changed permissions, to allow admins to ...
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What is the difference between Access Token , SID , Impersonation Token?

I've listed the definitions picked up from MSDN but I'd like to know the difference between these with an example of a program(process) that might need to make use of them in different scenarios. ...
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IIS via a network drive - 500 error

I'm running IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (as a VM inside virtualbox) and I have mapped a network drive to the machine from the host. This drive is then symlinked to a folder called _sites ...
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Linux (POSIX) file ACLs: is it possible to set a default ACL for a single user ONLY?

POSIX file ACLs: is it possible to grant default read access for a specific user to new files/directories within a directory, without setting default ACLs for user::/group::/mask::/other::? On a ...
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AD: Best way to streamline Exchange permissions

Looking at streamlining some local helpdesk processes, and one of the most common requests that we deal with is requests for a user to have access to another's mailbox. Typically, we grant this access ...
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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How can I change ACLs recursively using cacls.exe?

I want to restrict the access for everything inside the work directory to me and the system only. I tried this with the following command: cacls.exe work /t /p 'PIXLA09\Maaartin:f' 'NT ...