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Vista Home Premium - File ownership

 
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tuxmando



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Vista Home Premium - File ownership Reply with quote

Hi all,
I am dual booting Ubuntu and Vista. I downloaded a free app in Ubuntu and saved it to my Vista partition. But Vista won't let me do anything - run it, delete it, move it. I've followed loads of advice on changing the owner but vista tells me I don't have permission, even when logged in as the Administrator account. I'm reckoning I can do something with ntfs-progs but can't find info on how to do it.
So my question is: How do I use Ubuntu to modify the file owner to be my Windows login?
I can only find information on owning an entire partition.
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quick and dirty way is to use Ubuntu to copy it to a FAT-formatted USB stick, then copy it from there in Vista.
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tuxmando



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. Wasn't being ignorant, just got real busy with work and having a beautiful baby girl arrive in our family. My actual fix was to stopusing Vista entirely. Lots of other issues disappeared from my lappy straight away!
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