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Repairing permissions after windows reinstall
- From: ht at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:04:04 +0100
- Subject: Repairing permissions after windows reinstall
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Good news: My cygwin file tree survived a Windows (10) reinstall
Not-so-good news: I have a new SID, so not only do I not own those files
any more (that's easily fixed), but I don't have the permissions I
should, because they are now held by some miscellaneous old SID.
In fact I see _two_ raw SIDs when I look at the security tab for any
directory in the old cygwin tree: one has Full control, and the other
just Read & execute.
I presume the first is the old me, what's the second?
Can this be easily fixed, i.e. put me back where I used to be?
[Note, I have read
which was the only thing I could find by searching, but I wondered if
there was a Cygwin way. . .]
Henry S. Thompson, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
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