chgrp in Windows

Warren Young
Wed Feb 25 00:50:00 GMT 2015

> On Feb 24, 2015, at 4:57 PM, Warren Young <> wrote:
>> The result of chown I can see in Windows Explorer as the Owner but where is the group information?
> It’s over on the Security tab of the same window you’re looking at: “Group or user names”.

I just remembered that that tab isn’t always visible.  If you’re running a “home” version of Windows, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t even see this tab.

If that’s your situation, you can un-hide this tab:

That tab can also be hidden because:

- a group policy setting disabled it

- you’re working on a non-NTFS drive

- you’re working on a shared network drive that doesn’t fully support Windows security

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