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How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?

I am trying to change the file/directory permission. But it is not changing either through using command line or GUI.

This fil/dir is present in one of the partition in external harddisk which is in NTFS file format. Dees that make any difference?

Any help how could I modify the permissions in this case.


marked as duplicate by Lekensteyn, hhlp, Takkat, fossfreedom May 25 '12 at 9:10

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Yes, NTFS doesn't support file permissions like Linux partitions.

See this for a workaround: Any way of maintaining permissions when using NTFS mounted drive in Ubuntu?

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