Questions tagged [file-permissions]

Most current file systems have methods of administering permissions or access rights to specific users and groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users to view or make changes to the contents of the filesystem.

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Local system account doesn't have read access to file

I'm using File history, which is running as a Local system account. It can't read some of my files, but it should because Local system accounts have higher privileges than admin I believe? When I ...
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NTFS permissions: deny existing file deletion, but allow read

I think I understand NTFS permissions pretty well, but I still cannot get the following to work (on Windows Server 2016): I have a folder (which will be a share, but please ignore share permissions ...
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make a file undeletable

I have to test a message displayed by our application when it is not possible to delete a certain control file (used by our application; the file is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\...
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Mkdir creates dir with 777 permission when umask is 0022

I am creating directories inside a container, the user is root and the output of umask is 0022. But if I call mkdir to create new directory its default permission is 777, other than 755. Meanwhile, if ...
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Permissions Denied Error in WSL

I require Linux to run my phd analysis, and I know that I'm a beginner, so I'll try my best to describe my issue and everything I've tried. I am getting a permission denied error when running FSL (...
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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file” crashes all Windows 10 apps immediately

I've been having this problem for a day or two now. Every time I try to open any Windows 10 App or App Service (Groovy, Realtek Audio Manager, Photo Viewer, wsreset.exe), I'm greeted with "Windows ...
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Private User folders by default using file permissions on Windows 10 system

There are many ways one can change Permissions for certain files and folders on Windows manually (e.g. through Properties > Security > Permissions). But how do I change the default Permissions to make ...
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Netbeans default new file permissions in Ubuntu 20.04

When creating new files in Netbeans 11.3 under Ubuntu 20.04 the file permissions are set to -rw-------rather than -rw-rw-r-- - which is what is given when creating using touch, which is what I want, ...
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How to handle Win file server permissions when connecting from Linux?

Situation: We have a file server in Windows Server 2012 R2, and until now the workstations are running Windows. We are trying to use Linux in some workstations (CentOS 8), since all our apps run on a ...
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Cannot access USB files

Someone asked this a year or so ago but no resolution was published. I've tried to recover a 14.5GB drive but I've run into some trouble. The drive is already formatted FAT32. This happened after ...
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Access permissions for whole drive with subfolders [duplicate]

My problem is that ever since I put a new system together and I'm running an one SSD drive from the old laptop and an external drive from the old system too, the permissions and USER is different so ...
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default acl permission for created files for all users

I have follow acl permissions: # file: data/ # owner: root # group: test # flags: -s- user::rwx group::rwx other::r-- default:user::rwx default:group::rwx default:other::r-- Now if i create a new ...
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com.apple.quarantine is everywhere, how do I stop it?

Somehow, and at some point, I believe recently, my system decided to add the com.apple.quarantine attribute to some files. It was quite a pain and was stopping me running scripts that I'd written in ...
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Is there a way to make a file hidden on both mac and windows?

I have a rather simple request, but I am struggling to find a solution anywhere. I have a file that I want to appear as hidden on both mac on windows. My file is called test.txt I renamed it to be ....
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Changing \Device directory permissions [closed]

Is there any way to change Windows \Device directory permissions? I can list them using WinObj but can't change them.
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How to block file access for a program except its parent folder using Sandboxie on Windows

What I'm trying to achieve is to allow a program to read files in the same folder and subfolders but deny access to all files outside of the parent folder. Example: The sandboxed program C:/programs/...
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It is possible to access a subdirectory of an SD Card without receiving the forbidden 403 message?

How procedure for a sub-directory mapped as a virtual-host using an SDCard formatted for a Mac OS Expanded (Journaling), have permission to correct that it does not receive a Forbidden 304 message. ...
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Why some users only have access to folder instead of all it's subfolders and files

I've set dian to have full control of D:\movies folder, subfolders and files, yet some directory inside D:\movies, such as D:\movies\Game.of.Thrones.Season.6, have permissions for this folder only. ...
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Why can't I change the permissions of my NFS files with sudo?

I have an NFS share and somewhere along the line I gave 777 permissions to folders containing my media. I am trying to change the permissions of these folders back to 755, but I'm getting an '...
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Basic Permissions for Root Disk

In a computer with a single non-partitioned HDD and a single Main User: The root folder C:\ has permissions granted to the following principals: CREATOR OWNER (?) ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES (?) NULL ...
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Why does samba reset the permissions of files when editing?

I am trying to create a share that contains executable files, which I want to edit remotely. This is part of my smb.conf: [share] path = /media/share/ browseable = no force user = shareuser ...
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Indesign 2020 taking over my computer

Yesterday I was attempting to install an update on a non-related program. After fighting for days, it was finally installing. Right then, Creative Cloud decided to install some sort of update. I ...
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If ICACLS sets DiscretionaryAclAutoInherited, does that make it a resource manager?

This is a question about the relationship of the ICACLS tool and something called resource managers. We sometimes encounter problems with non-canonical ACL lists in NTFS. What causes them to appear ...
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Unable to move or remove files from Desktop on Mac OS Catalina

I am having an issue with the Desktop folder on my MacBook. I am not able to move or remove files from my Desktop using the GUI. I have tried the following steps: cmd + backspace on a file: Nothing ...
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Windows 10 - Can't save files, or execute certain programs unless running programs as administrator

So as the title says, I've encountered a user's laptop with a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, where I can't edit documents when running a program normally, such as Word, and more specifically, ...
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Run as Administrator command installs app to admin user instead of current user

I wrote an app for my client which is an electron app. In order to capture the screen, I'm using a .dll library since installation can't copy DLL to system32 folder, after installation I create a ...
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Windowsapps administrator can only list folder contents

So I’ve gone through all the things I’ve seen online about changing permissions on this folder. It is now owned by the administrator, problem is admin access is “list folder contents”. I don’t know ...
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Enormous CPU consumption by atom

htop shows huge cpu consumption by the atom up to 150%. However, when I run the atom as root or even any other user, CPU consumption is normal ( ~ 0%). I thought it was caused by some package so I ...
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Proper permissions for nginx + SFTP chrooted users

We are moving to a new box and I'm making an effort to do things right, or at least better. CentOS 8.1 I have setup SFTP users. They are added to a group called sftp_users. They are chrooted to ...
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How to solve permission error when my user is owner of the file and I can't access from administrator user either

I used Microsoft encryption to encrypt my Office files but now it says you need permission to open this file while opening. I am opening the file with the user which is owner of the files and I have ...
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How to completely reset drive permissions

I've made the fatal and stupid mistake of messing around with permissions. Specifically, I added a deny Write rule for administrators to my C: drive. In my efforts to revert this change I have ...
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Is there an equivalent to Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access (CFA) for macOS?

I am not looking for an all or nothing control access but rather a solution like Windows implements where the permissions control is BY APP... apps get access to certain folders by permission only. I ...
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Cannot apply inherited permissions

I'm trying to fix the permissions on a directory and its contents, but I'm getting an error. I log in as an admin and modify the permissions for the directory, no problem. Then I click the box to ...
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how to access uglify permission issue

I am trying to install uglify using a terminal and I see the following problem * install code * iboseong@iboseong-ui-MacBookPro nodeJs_CL % npm install uglify-js -g then,this error comes up ...
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What permissions on Documents library? (Windows 10)

My Windows 10 machine is not connected to a domain. I have several local users. To make space for their files, I moved their Documents libraries to a second drive, by creating a directory (I:\users\...
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Windows search finds files that don't belong to me

My Windows 10 machine has several local user accounts. Each user has a home directory on a second drive -- each user's Documents library points there. When I log in as User A and use the Windows ...
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Is there a way to check if the files in the Windows Defender Offline Scanner folder are corrupted?

On a Windows 10 PC, I opened the folder "...ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Offline Scanner" clicking 'continue' to allow access, not thinking at the time that it would allow any program ...
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How to require multiple permission group membership for file access?

Given that users can be added to multiple groups, I'm in a situation where I need to restrict access to an intersection of groups rather than a union or subset of groups for a file. More concretely, ...
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Windows cant find path : Permissions lost to access a folder's files

I have a huge folder named Softwares_New which has all my softwares dump, it is 177 GB in size. As I observed, all the files and folders lacked permission to access them. I went into folder properties,...
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Remove metadata from file

I am trying to remove the metadata from a file on Windows 10. It prompts me for administrator access, which I grant, but it then says File Access Denied. You require permission from [PC NAME]/[USER] ...
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Copy from Windows NTFS volume to NAS, independently of NTFS permissions

Short version: How can I copy an NTFS folder and files from an old SSD completely, independently of NTFS permissions, to a NAS? All attempts failed, many files omitted or copy stopped completely. The ...
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Why explorer.exe want's to access AcroTray.exe when I right click on a file in Windows 10?

I'm using Windows 10. I noticed the program C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\acrotray.exe is constantly running in the background. Its name contains the word tray, which kind of ...
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Error with a folder security tab in Windows 10

On an external hard drive I have a folder which seems to have a problem. When I use software on it I have some error message, the only program with can open this folder looks like to be the file ...
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Users Cannot Edit Onenote Notebook After Moving File

I have moved a Onenote notebook from one server to another. In the new location a user was able to open the notebook but not edit it. I checked the permissions and users only had Read and Open. I ...
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Destination Folder Access Denied - You need permission to perform this action

I am trying to write files to a mapped network drive (from one server to another). I am trying to write as a user 'opcon' on our 'opcon' server to a mapped drive that is on our image server, and ...
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How to grant permission to edit files in Windows Subsystem Linux using Visual Code

I want to edit the \etc\apt\sources.list file in my Kali distro. I have the windows insider update and I am running WSL version 2. I have installed the vscode remote extension. When I try to save the ...
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Can't do anything about a folder despite having admin permissions

I've got a folder c:\temp\nvidia. It always says no permission whenever I try to modify this folder. Problem is even when I use the commandlie with admin privileges......I get the same message. Is ...
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protect folder contents from being copied

I have several developers in our company and I want them to works on our projects just on company computers(computer systems are local). We want to give them all folder permissions except copying ...
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Change created file permissions routinely with powershell

I have a certain problem I'm currently unable to figure out myself. My company has a public folder where users (other workers) can create files. The issue is that this folder needs to be configured in ...
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New LAMP Stack on VirtualBox Ubuntu Forbidden access to webpage

I just installed a LAMP stack on a fresh installation of Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox. I think all went smoothely, the only problem is after i setup a shared directory from my host pc to my /var/www ...

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