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Re: Reloaded Win XP, now need to reload cygwin - sorta

Jason reponded:

>Is this Windows XP Professional or Home?  You may be using Simple File
>Sharing ( which dumbs down the
>security permission rules quite a bit.


>Turn it off if you can and you will have a 'Security' tab on the
>properties when you right-click on a file or folder.

I wouldn't have the slightest on how to do that.  I've never had the
problem to ever deal with it before.  Not sure if it is even a problem
now.  I'll be running setup shortly, so we'll see.

>The reason you need to update your permissions is because Windows ties
>permissions to a unique SSID for each user.  When you reinstall, even
>if you set up the same user names, the SSIDs associated with them are

Ah, a hidden thing I never have had to deal with.

I wouldn't know how to change ownership permission of Windoze files, since
I've never had to do it, nor have I ever seen along the lines of chown.

Thanks for the response.

I'll report back my update results.

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