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I'm using a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.3) with file sharing enabled to Windows users.

Whenever a Windows user copies a file into the share on the Mac (Windows file sharing), the permissions of the file are 600, meaning that other users of the Mac cannot access the file.

Files copied from Mac clients (using AFP) have 644 permissions, which is perfect.

Is there a way to configure the permissions that are set by Apple's Windows file sharing?

Incidentally, I never had this problem previously with Snow-Leopard.

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