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Why can a user on OS X open some directories of other users?

I run OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). From the sysadmin account, I created a standard account. This account can't open standard directories like Documents or Pictures in the admin’s user folder. It can ...
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Curiously removed permissions

I have a severe permissions' issue. I hope there are some really clever people out there, who might know how to solve this using the Terminal, expert-level hacking or in some really simple way so I at ...
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OSX default file permissions when copying/saving files

Every time I save a file from a web browser or copy files from our local server to my machine, the default permission "for everyone" is set to none. I'm a web developer. Files that are non-readable ...
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Modifing a preference via applescript changes file group

I recently request help about modifying firewall settings via command-line (see my previous question). Everything is working, but I have noticed that whenever I use this command in an applescript, the ...
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Cannot open jpegs in preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5

When I try to open JPEG in Preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5, I get the message: "The file couldn't be opened because you do not have permission to view it. To view or change permissions, select ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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Why can I open an app from Contents/MacOS/app but not by clicking the icon?

I have an application that is fully functional when opened from Show Package Contents > /Contents/MacOS/app however when I click the icon in the Applications folder the icon just keeps bouncing. ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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Copy recursively files and folders, but preserving everything while gaining ownership?

I would like to copy files and folders recursively from an external drive to my internal SSD. However, when I drag and drop, and, subsequently, when I use the copied files, I am always asked to enter ...
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atd stopped working on OS X 10.10.3

I'm using OS X Yosemite, just updated to 10.10.3 and the at command and related (atq, atrm etc) have stopped working. Has atd been disabled in the latest 10.10.3? If so how do I investigate and ...
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How can I recover write permissions on an external drive after I upgraded my OS from 10.5 to 10.6.8?

Permissions were corrupted on one of my external drives shortly after upgrading my iMac from 10.5 to 10.6.8. Disk Utility recognizes the drive but will not allow permissions repair. How can I repair ...
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How can I avoid permission-related failures when importing in Photos.app via AppleScript?

The new Photos.app does not come with Automator support (although there are third-party actions available). It does, however, have some basic AppleScript support, including support for importing a ...
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How do I unlock a .plist file in /private/var/db/receipts so that I can change it?

I want to edit some com.myApp.plist. I'm running OS 10.10.3, and I do have Xcode installed. But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes. If I try to save it with ...
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Is it possible to use `tmutil delete` or another command to prune one file from multiple backups?

I'm having problems clearing our a backup drive. I want to get rid of a couple large files so I can preserve the other incremental backups. I can't use the tmutil delete command on entire backups ...
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Why do I need to “repair permissions” on my Aperture library in order to migrate to Photos?

After installing Apple Photos as part of the 10.10.3 update and attempting to migrate my Aperture library I get an error message about "permissions" on my Aperture library: What does this mean and ...
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Permission denied problem on just one NTFS folder

I have an old (Maxtor One Touch) 300G drive that years ago I used for backing up files from a Windows PC. It's NTFS. On my (MacBook Pro, Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013, Yosemite 10.10.2) system I can ...
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AFP can't write because of locked volume

I'm trying to write contents to my shared folders on my Raspberry Pi over AFP. However I keep getting the same error/warning regarding permissions and locked volume: I'm fairly sure permissions are ...
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How do I edit a Info.plist file?

I want to edit three lines of file Whenever I try to edit it this comes up I already gave myself permission to Read&Write (I'm 21muffinp) The same thing still comes up, saying I do not have ...
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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
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iMac OS X Yosemite parental control keeps asking for permission while I already granted permission by always allow acces

I've setup up parental controls and granted unrestricted access to Youtube for example. But for some reason it keeps asking for permission for additional Url's to function properly. Is there ...
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Unable to overwrite some file formats via Share Drive

I have some files on a SMB-mounted shared drive. Filesystem is NTFS. Case 1: PSD (Photoshop file) I edited the Photoshop file in Photoshop CS5.5 (also tried Photoshop CC), select File > Save. For ...
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How to get correct file permissions from Macports pip installs?

Macports sets up the ownership of its Python site-packages directory as root.wheel with world-readable permissions. Python packages instally via port install have the same # ls -l -d ...
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Can't delete files from remote Buffalo drive, “Permission Denied”

There are several files on a remote Buffalo drive that I can't delete. I'm using a Mac (OSX 10.9.5) and Finder reports the drive's filesystem as "SMB (NTFS)". I have tried from the GUI and from ...
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SSH rejecting key file with extended attributes

In my .ssh/ directory, when running $ ssh-add dev Permissions 0755 for 'dev' are too open. But looking at the dev file $ ls -lF dev -rw-------@ 1 me staff 1675 Feb 3 09:37 dev The @ at the ...
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How can I fix read-only permissions on the whole file system?

I was not able to save my screen shot, since it was giving me a error that file can not be saved because i do not have permissions. Then probably I made a mistake & right clicked Macintosh HD> Get ...
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How do I access the Volumes directory in Macintosh HD? [closed]

I am trying to get into the Volumes directory. Hidden files are being shown. However, the Volumes folder won't let me access it, it's "greyed out". How can I bypass this?
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SD flash card READ-ONLY all of a sudden

I have a MacBook Air running Yosemite. I have an external SD drive that I save files to frequently. Info on SD drive says it's READ-ONLY all of a sudden? I am the ONLY person that uses this drive ...
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Is it safe to `chgrp` of home folder from 'staff'?

I want to be able to share items from my home folder with another testing user account on the same machine. By default, the group of nearly all items in ~ is staff ... of which the only member is ...
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Photoshop on mac “could not save [file] because write access was not granted”

I've been seeing this error a lot lately: Could not save [file] because write access was not granted I've checked all the standard reasons why permission to save a file might be denied: The ...
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ACL doesn't give write permission over AFP unless duplicated

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2. My server set up has a single share point that 5 iMacs access via AFP using a domain name and individual accounts. Each iMac is ...
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Why can I not create a directory on my external hard-drive?

When I try to make a new directory on my external hard-drive I get a message saying that it is a "Read-only file system" LU06296APPLE:~ fortinok$ mkdir /Volumes/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ ...
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About repairing permissions in the mac mini

If one uses several different programs including the mac disk utility to repair permissions on the computer maybe 3 or 4 times in one day can this 'hurt' the computer or can one use these utility ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with ...
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Flawed user permissions: cannot save files or open programs

I'm on OSX 10.9.1 and I changed settings on my user folder. As far as I can remember I "only" pressed cmd + i on the user folder and under access rights I chose apply to all sub folders. Don’t ask me ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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Why does Mac OS X requires repairing of permissions for maintenance while other OS (windows /Ubuntu) doesn't require it?

Please explain briefly why repairing of permission is one of the maintenance tool for mac os x exclusively . Why it isn't done on windows?
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How to repair permissions on /usr/local after accidentally changed?

I accidentally run command chown -R paulie /usr/local (I needed to add some subfolders). How can I get it back? Now I already resolved problem with mysql data, but still have problems with gcc, for ...
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How to repair ~/Library permissions?

While migrating to Yosemite, I manually copied some ~/Library files and folders from my old system to my new system. Now some of the affected apps show weird behavior. Often they cannot save their ...
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Change Apache root directory

I am having problems changing the Permissions on the "username.conf" file in the /etc/apache2/users/ folder. It needs to have the permission of -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 298 Jun 28 16:47 ...
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Unable to fix permissions

I have a Mac Mini 2006 and I accidentally set one of the permissions to No Access and so now the OS X will not boot up. ⌘ Cmd+R and ⌘ Cmd+S will not work. All I can do is hold the Opt and choose what ...
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Is there any way to run Network Link Condition from a Standard User account?

There is a known issue in Network Link Conditioner where if you install it in the normal way (Xcode > Open Developer Tool > More Developer Tools > Install Hardware Tools) it will run from an Admin ...
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Which permission for pictures? 644?

In order to avoid some non wanted modifications or corruption of pictures files, one possibility is to change the permissions of the files (in ~/Pictures). Do you think that this idea is a good one? ...
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Using ACL to allow users to add files but not subdirectories in a folder

I am on Mac OS Lion and wants to prevent users from creating sub directories inside a folder but at the same time users should be able to add files to the same directory The following command does ...
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Saving /private/tmp

Something on my Mac keeps deleting the /private/tmp directory. I first noticed this was happening as I was investigating high CPU usage. The Console was full of errors like the following: 1/10/15 ...
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How to access other users' files via Terminal in OS X?

I am an admin that wants to access other users' files. How to do this via the Terminal?
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Home folder has 'everyone' Read-Only permissions

I just realized that my home folder (/HD/Users/Bob) has Everyone 'ReadOnly' permissions set at its root level. If I browse this folder from another account, I can view the folders, but I'm not ...
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files synced to xampp via google drive between windows vista and mac running os x yosemite file permissions being changed to 403 forbidden

My friend and I are coding a web page via xampp. We both have different copies of xampp server installed. The files are synced via google drive into the htdocs folder. The problem is that the files ...
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Windows client to OSX SMB unix permissions

I'm connecting to an OS X host with SMB sharing from a windows client on a domain. The OS X machine is using local accounts but is also connected to the domain. When I create files in a shared folder ...
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VBox shared folder is not keeping file owners

I'm trying to find a right set of options for mount vboxsf working under OSX to preserve user ownership in the created files. When I'm running command like that sudo mount -t vboxsf /Users ...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...