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It seems that I am only able to read or execute files copied from my NTFS partition if I am logged in as root. If I copy them to my ...
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    Reading & executing files stored on NTFS partition


    It seems that I am only able to read or execute files copied from my NTFS partition if I am logged in as root. If I copy them to my home directory and change the 'group' permissions to allow read & execute I still cannot open them.

    My normal user account is a member of the 'users' group. Please can someone tell me what additional groups I need to be added to so that I can read these files?

    Many thanks in advance,
    Andy

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    i can't undestand why you can't open them.are you sure that you right click on the files (after logging in as root) and set correctly the permissions?
    owner:can vie & modify content
    group: <the same >
    others:<the same>
    advanced permissions :check all the boxes.
    i think that will work.else use a script when you login to chmod 777 /file-path
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    stathisx: That won't work since it's NTFS.

    AdyBow: edit your /etc/fstab using a umask and it will fix your problem. There are several posts and answers, so try searching if you don't know how to do it.
    --monkey

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