I was doing some stuff with the system administrator to my computer and we are not sure what we did to have this happen but we now have 2 everyone permissions in nearly every file on my compute. The only thing we did was try to install cocoa pods and give my account the proper permissions to read-write to files application and other files. I am currently trying to run Illustrator and it says I don't have read permissions here eiher.

Edit: also if i change the everybody with a custom perm to no access it says I have read and write again but sometimes it will still say you have custom permissions above the permission area.

Illustrator error

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  • Have you tried repairing permissions with Disk Utility? Apr 13, 2016 at 13:27
  • Disk Utility doesn't reset ACLs in the User area, hence my Onyx suggestion.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 13, 2016 at 13:45

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You can use Onyx - [freeware] to check/repair the disk, fix permissions & reset ACLs.

Maintenance tab > permissions, check the box at the top & Execute.

Make sure you get the Yosemite version, they're OS specific.

This will default whatever it is you did to the permissions structure... which looks a bit complex to pick through manually.

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