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WIN7 Permissions, sharing and HTPC, so so much fail.

How can I clear up whatever problem with windows 7 permissions is plaguing my new HTPC? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Dec 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Image permissions and Anonymous art

I'm handling the image permissions process for an academic text that will be published with a major university press early next year, and this is one of the images that the author really wants to include. She originally found it on Facebook when a contact of hers posted it on their wall. I predictably haven't had any luck sourcing it via a reverse image search – the only relevant link that Google returned was to this Twitter account. My previous image licensing expertise has all involved credited photographers and artists, so this intersection with the intentionally anonymous politics of Anonymous has left me scratching my head. How and where would I go to extend my search for a high-res "original", and if obtainable, how would we go about clearing it for publication? Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by avocet on Jul 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me access my files!

I reinstalled Windows 7 and now I can't get at many of my old files. [more inside]
posted by ArmyOfKittens on May 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Problems with latest version of GameMaker

I'm working on a project where I need to become familiar with the basics of Game Maker. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work on my system. Every time I try to run a game to test it, it goes through a compile process, flashes a window on screen which quickly disappears, and nothing actually runs. I've tried the official forums and the support form on the site, and neither one has been much help. I think it might be a problem with permissions, but even allowing the program to run as admin hasn't worked. Log files and system specs below the jump. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Need to set up best-practices for Help Desk/NOC Monitoring team

I will be managing a remote Indian Infrastructure Support Help Desk. Not a call center, but we'll be handling all Tier I issues for Desktop and NOC operations for a major US client. I'm trying to come up with a document to detail the *"best practices" for connecting to their network*. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Mar 11, 2013 - 1 answer

How can I deny an android app permissions it claims to require?

Android apps seem to grab permissions that I have no desire to give them. My understanding is that the permissions per app are all bundled together: it's all or nothing. At least officially. Is there another way? Also, is there a privacy watchdog site that will help me find apps that actually respect my privacy and support/purchase them over those that do not? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Permissions on files, so many files

I have an old hard drive that was password locked. I can't boot from it, but I can get to the files. I have to change permissions for every single file before I can copy it over, is there a way to do that for everything at once? [more inside]
posted by Dynex on Aug 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Read-only vs Read&write

Recently, all files I create on my Mac are read-only docs to others, how do I create them so they are read & write? Please note I'm not asking how to modify them after they've been created... [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on May 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Block browser access to files on server

How can I block browser access to MP3 files, yet allow streaming? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Centrally manage FreeNAS permissions?

Is it possible to centrally control permissions on a FreeNAS or other UNIX-like filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Upgrading a friend's computer from XP to 7. I recall that simply copying files to a second internal drive resulted in some permission problems. How do I avoid this?

Upgrading a friend's computer from XP to 7. I recall that simply backing up files to a second internal drive resulted in some permission problems. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Nov 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Denied by my own! Help!

I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Sep 1, 2011 - 13 answers

How to navigate copyright permissions for a CD by a small a cappella group?

My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD. [more inside]
posted by palliser on Aug 2, 2011 - 8 answers

WinXP: Browsing the home dir in a HDD pulled from a different PC

In WinXP, why is it that the file browser within Nero9 is able to view the home dir of a disk pulled from a different WinXP PC, but Windows Explorer isn't able to? [more inside]
posted by gluino on May 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Please hope me!

In Snow Leopard (10.6.7), I changed my UID while logged in as the administrator. When I rebooted, a bunch of stuff changed and a lot of my settings were lost. It says I am the admin, but I can't make any changes or set any permissions. [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on May 10, 2011 - 25 answers

Node View Permission Restriction for Drupal

What is the best solution for my problems with allowing users (students) to restrict view permissions of their own content in Drupal? [more inside]
posted by Chanther on Mar 7, 2011 - 2 answers

How to ensure documents moved to a shared folder have the same permissions as documents created in the shared folder?

Looking for a setting in Windows XP to ensure that all users (or all users in a certain group) will always be able to access documents in a shared folder. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 23, 2011 - 13 answers

OSX Snow Leopard and Win XP File permissions are not playing nice. Ideas?

OSX Snow Leopard and Win XP File permissions are not playing nice. The Mac seems to be writing permissions so that users on the windows XP file server cannot change or move the files. It says that you have to have "domain/user" permission. Is there a way to set permissions on the mac side so that all content created on the mac will have permissions set to be open for all users to modify. Or anyone have any other ideas of what could be causing this problem? Thanks in advance for any advice.
posted by pleuroma on Apr 23, 2010 - 2 answers

OSX, Ubuntu and 7 OH MY! Permissions hell awaits.

Mac OSX 10.6, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 are not playing nice in the area of permissions. Please help us hivemind nerds. More after thee jump. [more inside]
posted by pleuroma on Apr 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Reinstall Windows dealing with NTFS permissions

I'm a few weeks away from rebuilding my PC with Windows 7 and need help understanding how to deal with NTFS permissions. [more inside]
posted by chrisch on Oct 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How to Delete Myself ...

How to transfer administrative control of a SharePoint subsite? I.e. I created the site, assigned new owners, but now need to remove my own access. [more inside]
posted by keasby on Oct 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Why did tar and nc not play nice?

Can anybody immediately see why nc and tar didn't work together the way I expected they would? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Sep 26, 2009 - 21 answers

My god, it's full of permissions.

Registy editing permissions, group policies and Windows Defender, I think... [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Aug 24, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I make a folder in the root of a shared network drive inaccessible over the network but accessible to that computer?

I have a 1TB secondary drive in my desktop computer that I have the root of shared over my local network. Inside are 5 folders, all but one of I want to be accessible over the network (one is a backup folder I don't want accessible to other network computers). Before I reinstalled my OS I had figured some way of changing the permissions so that if I was on the desktop itself I could get into the backup folder, but if I was on any other computer on the network I could see the shared drive and modify any folder but the backup one. I just recently reinstalled Windows Vista (Went from 32 bit to 64 bit) and now I can’t remember how I had set the permissions. [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Aug 23, 2009 - 3 answers

tar -pz in Windows?

I'm trying to find a procedure to create a zip file in Windows and preserve Unix file permissions from the original files... [more inside]
posted by oblio_one on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I get rid of a Mac user acct w/o losing files?

I have a MacBook Pro running Leopard. It has two admin accounts. Some time ago I stopped using account "A" in favor of new account "B" (the reason behind the creation of account B isn't relevant to this question, however). If I delete user account "A," what precautions must I take to ensure the preservation of the files created under "user A," and what automatically happens to the ownership of those files?
posted by Piscean on Jul 21, 2009 - 10 answers

insufficient permissions error with OS X

Insufficient permissions error preventing copying files to NAS USB dongle based server from OS X machine [more inside]
posted by spyke23 on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

XP: How do I set permissions for a user account to switch power schemes and create new ones?

XP: How do I set permissions for a user account to switch power schemes and create new ones? [more inside]
posted by mail on Apr 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Remembering permissions

Is there any FTP client or trickery to remember the UNIX permissions when transferring files from a UNIX machine to a Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by pineappleclock on Mar 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Display permissions for a wiki--how specific can you get?

An organizationally obsessed GM wants to create a wiki-like site to house information on his created world. Challenge: he also wants a way to limit what information users can see on a given page, on a user by user basis. [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Feb 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Add leaves and fruit, but don't cut the branches

On a Windows share with a complex file tree, is there any way to lock down the tree so that folders can be added by all, but the directory structure itself can't be changed? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 13, 2008 - 2 answers

How to merge (not replace) NTFS permissions using Robocopy

I am currently attempting to migrate files from an NT 4.0 file server to a NetApp filer appliance. Our current copy process (using Robocopy) will replace the target permissions with the source permissions. We would prefer to merge source permissions with target permissions, leaving any differing target permissions intact. [more inside]
posted by MrHappyGoLucky on Sep 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Button won't obey finger

I am working with a laptop with one of those buttons that can enable or disable the wireless functionality. It seems that this button needs to be pressed each time that the computer is turned on, and doesn't just automatically remain on through reboots. [more inside]
posted by dance on Aug 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Quickbooks 2008 removes write permissions on the Samba share

XP client removes write permissions on Samba share [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

.htaccess files and groups

I'm configuring some htaccess files for multiple directories and I'm having some problems incorporating groups of authorized users. [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Jul 11, 2008 - 2 answers

How to fix windows premissions for torrented files

Torrented files can't be read by a remote machine until they are cut/pasted. Why, and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on Jun 17, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I learn the proper way to deal with permissions on a Windows server when I am clearly a n00b?

File and folder permissions on Windows Small Business Server 2003: what's the right way to set up a shared folder so it can only be accessed by a particular group? [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on May 21, 2008 - 11 answers

OS X file permissions issue

OS X Sites folder permissions and a question about flags on the files in bash. What gives? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

I want what's mine

Is there any way to bulk-reset the permissions and ownership settings on a volume in Vista? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Mar 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me keep data out of the wrong hands

What are some good resources for designing an access control and permissions system? [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Jan 17, 2008 - 1 answer

How to set up group permissions in Windows XP?

In Windows, how can I set up a group that has permission to create/edit/delete user accounts? [more inside]
posted by Khalad on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I remove items from Wordpress's "Write" SubPanel?

I need to customise Wordpress's "Write" SubPanel to remove all of the advanced options. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Nov 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me help users identify themselves properly to mysql

How do I pass this password in the correct form to MySQL? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Sep 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Read-Only USB drive, WTF?

Can I do anything with this read-only USB flash drive, or should I just write it off as a lost cause? [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Windows network permission issues (access denied)

Serverfilter: My office is in the process of migrating to Windows Server 2003 for Fileserving. We constantly have issues with newly created files. Whenever they are placed on the server by a user, the immediately lose rights to do anything with the file. All other users attempting to access the files are also denied. This is just beyond frustrating. Any ideas what is happening and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Aug 30, 2007 - 11 answers

I need permission!

I need permission! System admin installed WordpressMu on a Linux server (we're a Windows shop mainly). I can create blogs and access all the admin functions through a browser just fine. But when I connect to the server via FTP to try to add plugins, templates, etc., I can only get to the first level of directories. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Aug 29, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I share files and folders over a home network?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of PC's and a router/firewall/ADSL modem. On one PC, files that are placed in a folder which is shared with everyone else aren't accessible by everyone else. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Grant, Revoke, Grant, Revoke: Help my db

Help me restrict MySQL privileges for a particular table without screwing up access to the rest of the database. [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Jan 24, 2007 - 2 answers

Can't get to my files!

Please help get my files inaccessible accessible so I can work on the train tomorrow! [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Oct 8, 2006 - 3 answers

Apache/Linux permissions issue

How do I set permissions on a Fedora Core 5 system so that two different users can create, edit, and delete files in the web root (/var/www/html), yet all files retain the ownership of apache:apache? [more inside]
posted by willc on Jul 24, 2006 - 2 answers

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