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Ok, so this is the solution that worked for me. No guarantees it'll work for you, but it's worth a shot compared to having to recreate your account. First off, open Terminal. You can do this by either typing Terminal in the Spotlight, or going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app. From there a window will open and you will type sudo chmod 755 ...


Usually I activate the Guest account and use that to test issues like you're describing. If you try with the Guest account and you're successful, it is an indicator that you've got permission problems with your files. Unfortunately, Apple's Disk Utility doesn't fix users' files. I've generally found it is quickest to go into the terminal.app and look for ...

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