Notepad file permissions in xp

January 17, 2013 at 00:57:28
Specs: win xp, Intel Celeron 331
Hello please help me, my friend gave me a Notepad file and said than if I can rename, or write it to another disk, but I cant rename or write it on my usb flash , maybe some permissions is set on this file. please help me, what type securty can my friend set???? when I am trying to open this file " the acsess is denyed" it comes.

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#1
January 17, 2013 at 02:25:56

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#2
January 17, 2013 at 09:07:00
The file might be protected in some way.

Do other text files open in NotePad? If you type *.txt in Search you are likely to find some other files to try.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
January 17, 2013 at 11:50:45
If your usb drive is fat or fat32, no permissions can be set. Copying a file to there is a quick way to delete permissions.

If you can't even copy the file you have to go to its properties/security and take ownership.

Also make sure you are not hiding file extensions, so that file.txt is not actually file.txt.exe - a classic malware ploy.


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#4
January 17, 2013 at 11:57:56
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"file.txt.exe - a classic malware ploy".
This is one of many good reasons for everyone (whatever the operating system) to move off the MS default and show all file extensions.

As an aside, I have never had to delve into permissions on my XP NTFS to open a .txt file from any device. That is why I think there is something specific that applies to the posters issue or specific file.

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#5
January 17, 2013 at 12:50:16
If that file was created in a container with restrictive permissions, it may have inherited them.

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