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grant ownership to everybody / remove ownership completely

I had a dual boot system with Win10 and Mint 19.3 for some time and I am now in the process of adding a hackintosh to the mix. I have a NTFS partition to which all three should have access. Between ...
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Cannot change ownership of drive because it is read-only (Windows 10)

My secondary drive suddently became read-only. When I try to remove the read-only (right-click -> Properties -> Untick "Read-only" -> "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files), it switches ...
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“The parameter is incorrect.r” when running takeown to take ownership of my data drive after re-installing Windows

When executing the following command: takeown /F D:\ /A /R /D Y I get the following error: The parameter is incorrect.r): "D:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1597830813-2420638671-2875775154-1001\. This ...
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How To Restore Default Ownership of System32 Subfolders and Files?

I'm fixing a friend's computer (well, trying to) and found that he had taken ownership of the System32 folder... Is there a simple way to revert ownership of all its subfolders and files back to the ...
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Containerd default ownership

After installation of dperson/samba Docker container, I set up a share for the /opt folder to modify some configurations of other container directly via smb protocol (bad idea!). I made the mistake ...
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Delete (remove) Clover created EFI folder in macOS Catalina

I have a couple of folders that were created by Clover when I accidentally selected my OS hard drive instead of the EFI partition when installing an update. Now the root of my main hard drive has EFI ...
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SOLVED Taking ownership from Root

With a fresh installation and beiing new to the Linux world ,I created a new partition ext4 with gparted to put the Timeshift files , How can i take the ownership back from root under Linux MInt 19.3 ?...
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DIfferent behaviours of rsync

According to what I have understood, rsync without the -o and -g options is meant to copy without changing the owner and group of the destination. However, I found out a very strange behaviour of ...
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How to change the ownership of the installed program to my account?

For some reason I need to change ownership from EVERYONE to just my account. Is it possible or do I need to reinstall the program? System: Windows 10
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How to make every file available for every one on every computer on an EXT4 usb stick?

I need to have an USB stick with a git repository on it because i may want to change things in the repo on several computers (centos and redhat) The repository uses symbolic links so this stick ...
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Fastest way to take ownership of a huge ammount of files in Windows 10

I've taken 8 TB of drives from my old PC and attached them to my new one, and I no longer have permissions to read/write to many if not all of the folders on most drives. The issue is, I have a huge ...
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Windows 10: A file and folder ownership mess and how to fix it

In Windows 10 Pro 64 v 1903 I had a problem changing access permissions for a new user, and a comment on my question about that told me to check the ownership of the folders appearing in the error ...
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It is possibile to write/overwrite files/folder as root without changing permissions of that files/folder?

Let's assume I have created a system user account in order to run services without being root. These services access some folders with many files inside, and the system account owns this folder/files. ...
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Fixing unknown permission in Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL)

I caught permissions problem on my web application file inside Windows Subsystem Linux (WSL) My System are : Linux Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 64bit I run my web server in ubuntu, when I print list ...
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Windows 10: Why Does CBS.log Say Directory Is Owned Twice or Has Its Security Set Twice?

On my system, C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log contains these lines: 2019-10-08 02:00:48, Info CSI 0000008e Warning: Overlap: Directory \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\en-US\ is owned ...
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Bulk change of ACL folder owner

We have several thousand folders and sub-folders in quite a complex folder structure which we are backing up. Several hundred of these sub-folders have been flagged during the backup process as ...
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takeown.exe: Succeeds in PHP sript, fails in cmd

I created a cron job on my computer which runs a batch file as LowCronUser. Next, the batch runs a PHP script with the sole purpose of taking the ownership of a few files. LowCronUser has basic rights,...
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How to overwrite files and preserve TARGET attributes?

I'd like to overwrite files in a way that preserves the TARGET ownership and permissions. It seems like something cp should do, but cp --preserve=... refers to the SOURCE attributes, not the TARGET ...
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Moving file server from domain to own location - Perms and Ownership Issues

So I have about 1.5TB of data that I need to move from our DC to a new file server. This was set up by some one that was replaced by the guy I replaced so I don't know what has gone on but it is a ...
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How to get around this error when unTarring an archive “tar: Cannot change ownership to uid 1000, gid 1000: Operation not permitted”

When attempting to untar a file in a docker container with: tar -zvxf training.tar.gz -C data/multi30k I received the following error (train.de is a file within the .tar file): tar: train.de Cannot ...
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Understanding how to use Icals & Takeown to make changes and reset in Windows 10

Take ownership of a windows folder and its contents Make Changes Return ownership to original Understand the process Use Icacls and takedown in a windows 10 environment Before using ...
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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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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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How to clone a virtual Windows disk to a physical disk on VMware - I changed ownership of my host's Windows disk by accident

I did not pay attention, to the following VMware warning, when mounting the drive as writable. Here's what I was trying to do: I was planning to mount a 16 GB VMDK file with Windows installed on it ...
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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. ...