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Questions tagged [ownership]

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What if to-be-created Office owner files already exist by name

As we know, MS Office applications like Excel and Word create Owner-files that start with ~$[...].extension For example: A Word-Document called "MyWordFile.docx" would get an owner file called "~$...
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ICACLS Setowner to folders only

I need to give user_foo full control in all files and subdirectories in a \directory. user_foo is the owner of the /directory. user_foo has own some subdirectories but not all subdirectories. icacls ...
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Always run `git` command by a specified user

I'm looking for a solution to the problem of running git pull by many Linux users. Let's assume that there's a git repository under /var/www/html and there are 3 users on the CentOS 7 machine: user, ...
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import zpool overwriting ownership/permissions (cf. -o uid=,gid=,umask= mount options)

I have a zpool from a system with different users than the machine I am working on that I want to copy data from. Therefore, I need to import and mount the zpool with read permissions. However, since ...
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Ensuring new files in a directory belong to the owner

I have a directory /example( permission is 775) and the ownership of the folder is user1:group1. Now one of my script which executes a script as user2:group2 will write a file into /example. But I was ...
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Find all files & directories with group different than owner

I want to find all the files and directories that have a group different from the owner. So if these were the two files in the directory, I'd want to just find the first one: $> ls -l -rw-rw-r--...
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Mounted drive as writable and changed ownership

I did not pay attention, to the following VMware warning, when mounting the drive as writable. Since I wanted to copy the drive to an external USB I had to change ownership from TrustedInstaller or ...
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How to setup an external hard drive with bitlocker enabled to be easily accessible?

I have an external hard drive with bitlocker enabled. I also have 3 computers with Windows 10 (that supports bitlocker). I often work from one computer to the other ones. When I work on one of them, ...
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Why would WinExplorer show inaccurate directory size and # of files?

I'm running Win 10 and recovering from a system crash. I'm copying music directories from my backup external drive. But when I try to confirm that everything has been done correctly, I see ...
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WinSCP keeps changing file owner

For some reason when I save files in WinSCP, it reverts the owner/group back to root. Is there a reason why this is happening? It only started happening recently. I am not sure if this is a WinSCP ...
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Permissions to create files and folders but only modify owned files

I want to set permissions on a folder in which every local user should be able to: Create new files or folders But only a file's owner should be able to modify it or delete it Since we need the ...
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Unable to set new owner of system in Registry

I am trying to set myself as the owner of the systems file in the Windows 10 Registry to enable Task Manager. I am not the admin so when I click Apply I am given the message: Unable to set new ...
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Apache server shows 404 with existing files — possible user/group/ownership issue?

So, the instructions for creating a Drupal site with Composer state to never run Composer as root. So I created a new user "xylot" in the group of the same name (xylot:xylot), and created the site ...
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Accidentally changed sys files ownership - Centos 7

I accidentally changed the ownership of several files including system files in our Centos 7 server due to a syntax error. I was trying to change it for a particular folder, but missed the . and ended ...
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How to repair /etc/sudoers on OSX High Sierra

How I got here I installed an SSD drive after backing up my data. I installed OSX Maverick (because my laptop is circa 2014), and then I started copying over my data from user-2 to user-1 (because my ...
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Restore databases in SQL Server without creating orphaned users

I have seen this in just about every version of SQL Server and blog posts about it seem to treat it as something that occurs sporadically, but since I always seem to encounter this problem, up and ...
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Taking ownership over processes

Whatever I write on google I get only results on how to change ownership over files and folders. I KNOW IT! I need to change the ownership over a PROCESS. Okay, enough shouting. I tried it using ...
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How can I prevent another computer from changing the ownership of a folder?

I don't see the point in denying full control permissions to a folder if anyone can go in and make themselves the owner of the folder and allow themselves full control. I tested this by denying full ...
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Ownership remains unchanged after `sudo chown` in ubuntu

sudo chown reports that it has changed ownership but stat shows that they remain unchanged. I have absolutely no clue as to what might be causing this behavior. Commands and their output are listed ...
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Is it possible to change the owner of folder through the Registry in Windows? [closed]

Can I change the owner of folder through the Windows Registry? If yes, where are the settings for the folder on the Desktop?
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How does cygwin (past 2015) determine and store group ownership on NTFS?

As far as I know NTFS does not have the concept of a group file owner the way POSIX does. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) A user can be member of one or (usually) more groups, and a file can have ...
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Administrator can not take ownership of his files and folders [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 desktop computer, I am the only user, with administrative rights. Today I installed a new HDD from another my Windows 7 computer. Now on this HDD I can not access my files and ...
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Windows 10 boot fails error '0xc000021a'

Okay, so I did something stupid yesterday. I was not able to delete some stupid files from C:/ so decided to take ownership of the drive. Midway through the process, I got numerous errors which I ...
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In-place upgrading repairing ownership of C:

I made the horrible mistake of claiming ownership of C: from TrustedInstaller and I'm not regretting it upon realizing that all Windows 10 apps are defunct. Reversing what I did is not solving the ...
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Taking ownership and deleting very deep folders

I had an installation of a software called npm (known for its infamous deep and extensive directory structures) on my older Windows (inside G:\users\username\appdata). After I removed the older ...
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Preserve ownership & rights of parent directory when extracting tar archive

Lets say I have the following directory structure somewhere on my file system: a/ dir; alice:work; default dir rights b/ dir; alice:work; default dir rights test.sh ...
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External drive(s) not writable anymore

I recently wanted to try Tails on my Macbook with El Capitan 10.11.6 installed. So I followed the documentation and installed the Tails-image at one point on an external USB flash drive. After start-...
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Edit file in vim without modifying owner

I have a set of files in a directory /etc/tomcat/conf that are owned by user tomcat and group www. When I use vim to edit a file in that directory, the ownership of that file changes to my user/group....
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/usr/local/ Ownership Overwritten on CentOS Cpanel

I have run the command chown -R myuser:myuser /usr/local/ on a VPS machine running CentOS with CPanel installed. This has overwritten all the ownership in the apache, cpanel, php install folders and ...
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Is it possible to confirm ownership of a (PowerPoint) file?

My friend is in a legal situation where he needs to confirm he created a certain PowerPoint presentation. The presentation was subsequently plagiarised and pasted into a PhD thesis by his former boss. ...
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Permissions for file in Linux can't be changed by user of owner's group

I created a directory and placed a file in it from user1. Permissions for this file and directory is 070 for example. Then I created user2 and added him to user1 group. I try to use chmod 000 /home/...
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Error running software installer as administrator

I'm trying to install .NET 4.6.1 on a user's computer, but when I start the installer -- even with "Run as administrator" -- it fails to the message "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner ...
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How to fix broken “etc/sudoers” ownership on EC2?

Backstory: I was trying to get PHP to execute node, but ended up changing permissions / ownerships on probably more files and folders than I should of. At one point I stumbled upon someone's ...
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OS X what are default ownership and permissions for home directory?

In related questions I see instructions on how to set permissions. What is the default OS X permission for one's home directory. How is mine different? (See snippet): jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ pwd /...
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/var/www/html permssions issue, group not able to edit

I'm having issues with permissions in /var/www/html and group permissions not working the way I thought they would. bash-4.1$ whoami barney bash-4.1$ id barney uid=507(barney) gid=511(barney) ...
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take ownwership of system folder of external HDD [duplicate]

I would like to access 'system volume information' folder of my external HDD (WD my book 2TB) to view results of chkdsk process. (I want to know the list of damaged file names) When I try to open the ...
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Taking Over Ownership

So I took ownership over a folder and then I deleted the folder. Does that effect ownership security of the rest of folder in mast folder? Folder I deleted was a duplicate I made, it was nothing ...
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Taking ownership of a 64 GB USB flash drive

Whenever I try to take ownership of my Kingston DTSE9G2 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive the Windows Security / Explorer windows gets stuck on "Changing ownership of:" which never recovers, even if ...
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gparted - can't change owner from root after format

The last things I tried reported no errors but did nothing :( $ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/johnny/DAT10 $ sudo chown -R johnny:johnny /media/johnny/DAT10
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How to tar a directory preserving not only permissions, but ownership too

I have to compress a directory using tar.gz preserving not only permissions, but ownership/groups too. And, in this directory there are many files that belong to many users.
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How can I change ownership/permissions to read every file in WindowsImageBackup, which is created by Windows Backup and Restore?

I want to be able to read all the files located in the WindowsImageBackup folder, which is created by Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Specifically, I need to be able to search the files for an ASCII ...
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Checking if specific user used chown on specific directories?

I recently granted one user sudo access rights on test server. This morning I see that server is screwed up. I see that owner rights where changed on many directories. For example many root ...
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What is the effect of a Windows 7 file not having a 'file owner'?

I am troubleshooting a difficult to solve MS Access file access problem which has so far defeated every Microsoft Access MVP. The way Access works is that when a user opens an Access db, Access ...
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Don't have permission to delete folder [duplicate]

I recently installed an SSD into my computer and put a fresh install of Win 7 on it. I was going through the folders of my old HDD to try and free up some space, but it wouldn't let me delete the ...
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Linux ownership after OS migration

I just migrated from Fedora 20 to Arch and copied over some files-everything under my Documents, to be specific, and ls -lh outputs drwxr-xr-x 2 alex users 16K Jul 3 02:40 algo where alex is my ...
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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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HDD recovery on Windows

I recently tried to help someone out whose computer crashed (the reason why is not important for now) by recovering the HDD (i.e. remove it from the computer and plug into a docking station to backup ...
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check ownership of windows drive through cli

I am trying to figure out who the owner of a windows drive is through the command line and cannot seem to find the right command to run. I know about the takeown command to take ownership of a drive, ...
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chown: changing ownership not permitted, even though running as root

I managed to configure my Raspberry Pi as an FTP server with ProFTPD. The only problem is, I can´t upload and rename files and Windows Explorer says: 350 File or directory exists,ready for ...
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How do I determine DNS domain ownership authoritatively?

There seem to be various "hacks" that sort of try to confirm domain ownership (e.g. see Google's list), but it appears to me that they usually verify something else, even if closely related. For ...