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Allowing and restricting which users can perform what operations of particular files

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How do I reset microphone permissions on Catalina?

I know there is an article covering this for MacOS Mojave, but as I am trying to grant an application (Plogue Bidule) permission to access the "microphone" and with this all audio input but ...
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Is the Truststore/Keychain writable for the Chrome process?

While browsing a TLS-protected website in Chrome (89.0.4389.114), the button on the left side of the address bar opens a dropdown menu. Pressing on "Certificate" opens a (system-) dialog ...
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Impossible to downgrade admin user — “Allow user to administer this computer” box greyed out

I am trying to remove the admin right from my personal user account. To do so I created another admin account, but the checkbox in System Preferences > Users & Groups remained greyed out. Then ...
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Why a downloaded app can read/write to ~/Downloads/ without requiring the privacy allow permission in Big Sur?

In MacOS Big Sur, I figured out an app (downloaded from internet) normally can not access ~/Downloads/, ~/Documents/, ~/Desktop/ folders directly. When it tries to access those folders at the first ...
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WINE starting an application

I built WINE from source, following their INSTALL.UNIX file, so I start wine via Terminal, a UI appears: Microsoft Windows 6.1.7601 Z: \Users\USER\Downloads\wine-4.20> so I write start "\...
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Cannot access directories over SMB (permissions error)

I am unable to access directories like ~/Documents, ~/Downloads, or ~/Desktop via SMB — the SB share on which they exist can be accessed, but not the directories themselves (trying to browse them ...
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Permission denied when trying to generate ssh key on Mac?

I've changed X11Forwarding in my sshd_config to "yes" and uncommented it. I've installed XQuartz. But when I run the following command:ssh-keygen -t rsa -f~/.ssh/my_key -C shisui I get "...
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Messed Up Permissions on Catalina

I am an on-and-off user of Sibelius, and the version I own turns out to be partially incompatible with Big Sur. Some months after upgrading to Big Sur, I decided that I wanted to use my version of ...
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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Cannot Change Permissions for Plist file in Mojave [duplicate]

I'm using Mojave and I'm trying to change the permissions for this file /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Slideshows.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Content/EffectDescriptions.plist I want to alter the ...
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Find all my backed up photos on Time Machine drives

I have several time machine backups. I want to get all the photos out of them and upload them to Google Photos. I believe the "Backup and Sync from Google" application will do this for me, ...
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USB drive (Fat32) stuck on read-only. Unable to erase or partition

I bought a SanDisk USB drive about a month ago. It's currently formatted as MS-DOS (Fat32), and it's stuck on read-only and I'm not sure how to fix it. (and there is no physical switch on the usb) In ...
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Big Sur 11.2.2: Operation not permitted although Iterm and Terminal have Full disk access

On Big Sur 11.2.2, Iterm and terminal are both granted "Full disk access" in system preferences > security & privacy > privacy I tried to install a third party app using sudo wget ...
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MAC XAMPP Permission Issues

XAMPP is installed in the Applications folder on MAC, whenever I create a new directory for a website and deploy the files I get an error related to permission. For example: Warning: mkdir(): ...
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New file on my Macbook Pro with odd custom permissions. Have I been hacked?

So today I was looking for something on my MacBook Pro and saw folder called library with the custom permissions. It seems like it has to permissions, systems (read, write) and everyone no access. I ...
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How can I remove unwanted preinstalled apps from macOS?

In macOS there are a lot of pre-installed bloatware applications. I know that I will never use them. Examples of such apps are: Chess, Stocks, Messages, TV and so on. While some of them may not take ...
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Work arounds or naming the problem for this message: 'do not have permission to open the application "ECGWorkbench'

I'm trying open this application: http://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~lucag/ (It's a research tool might might be great for my work so I really want to access it). I'm running big sur on a 2014 mac book ...
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iPad repeatedly sets app local network permissions to off

Since the introduction of the local network permission in iOS 14, my daughter's iPad can't connect to any other devices on the local network. For example, previously she could play Minecraft and join ...
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MacOS - Manually open as read only

I hope this is not a repeat question—searching mostly turned up various versions of people having the opposite problem. Is there a way to manually open a file as read-only? The use case would be a ...
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Question about root rights

I have a question about this post and it says that if you want to leave out the "sudo" in front of it, the following is described how to run `hping` without `sudo` sudo chown root:wheel /usr/...
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How can I get permissions for brew?

As recommended, I created an admin user and a regular user which I use for regular usage. for some reason I keep getting asked for my sudo admin password (when installing apps, updating apps, etc) - I ...
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Xcode server bot can't send emails using sendmail

I've been trying for weeks to get Xcode Server Bots to send emails after an Integration. I've narrowed it down to these logs: kernel Sandbox: sendmail(48548) deny(1) forbidden-exec-sugid sendmail ...
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How does Big Sur determine execute permissions

In trying to add programs to the Full Disk Access list it is not clear how Big Sur determines which files are executable and thus addable to the Full Disk Access list. For instance I have files in /...
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'Operation not permitted' error seen with */private/var/db folders in BigSur

While backing up macOS BigSur machine, the Backup solution which I use throws 'Operation not permitted' error for following following folders. (/System/Volumes/Data/private/var/networkd/db/): (/...
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How to get access to hidden folders from another Macintosh HD (Users/Applications)?

I need to back up the main Users folder, as well as all other data, from my main Mac (2013 13" MBP). I've gotten the dreaded UEFI-inspired flashing question mark, and tried running Disk Utility's ...
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Spotlight can't open a folder inside ~/Documents/

I use Spotlight to open folders, but quite often the Finder opens on ~/ instead of the folder I was looking for. I realised it happens when I try to reveal a folder which lies in ~/Documents/. ...
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Do linked files located on FileVault partition make the encrypted file readable?

Question Does a link, symlink, or macOS finder aliases to a file/directory located on a version 1 FileVault partition/container/volume to a partition not under the FileVault coverage allow unencrypted ...
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Updated to Big Sur and find -exec results in permission denied

I have recently updated to Big Sur from Mojave (not willingly). I have tried to copy a bunch of pdfs in Terminal using the command: find . -name "*_20*.pdf" -exec {} ~/Desktop/. \; but it ...
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Having problems connecting to file shares on Big Sur from a Catalina Machine

Relative newbie to Mac. I have an iMac running Catalina V10.15.3 and a recently purchased Mac mini now running Big Sur 11.2. The problem is I cannot connect to some shared folders on the Mac mini from ...
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Can't open folder on (encrypted) APFS drive in Finder after sharing through SMB and setting “Everyone” to “Read Only”

I have a folder that I use to backup my Android phone to. It is shared over SMB. Until recently this folder resided on an old Time Machine drive formatted as HFS+. I've now moved the folder to a new ...
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Is there a way to add a login item in the terminal without triggering a permission dialog on macOS 10.14 and above?

For context: I am working on a script whose purpose is to install a specific application and also add it to the user's login items. This program may need to be deployed to a large number of systems so ...
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unable to copy to /usr/lib

I am trying to copy a file to /usr/lib, but permissions are denied. SIP is disabled. When trying to copy via terminal, getting "Read-only file system".
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Restrict fat16 Veracrypt volume to single user on MacOS

I am trying to mount a fat16 Veracrypt volume on a multi-user MacOS system. The mounted volume always seems to allow full permissions for all users on the system. I have tried everything I can think ...
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Macbook Air 2017 7.1 Disk is crashed?

I have been trying to reboot my MacBook air 2017 from the disk I've used for a while. Couple of days ago my mac shutted down with a circular error sign. I've been able to boot it back with an external ...
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Write protect all SMB shares on macOS

When using iOS 14 to browse SMB shares that reside on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) I am able to swipe to delete just about any listed item. This is a problem since there's no recycle bin mechanism when using ...
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Big Sur: remove per-user permissions for builtin apps

I am trying to create a limited user account without access to several builtin apps, such as Terminal. Changing these apps permissions either through Finder or chmod failed - I assume due to them ...
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How to access to the '.config' folder on mac?

I need to access to '/Users/marienfarge/.config/NuGet' for a problem with virtual studio but i can't open the folder. (I have a red '-' on the folder) When I tried to open it : 'Impossible to open the ...
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Wrong Application Name when Asking for Privacy Permissions?

This seems like an odd one. I installed iTerm2 shortly after doing a fresh install of Big Sur on my laptop. A bit after that, I installed VMware Fusion and went on with my life. Tonight, I wanted to ...
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Check from command line if Docker has privacy access to Removable Volumes

I have created a shell script that starts a Docker container running some program. If the script is run on MacOS, it creates a bind mount for /Volumes so that USB drives are accessible within the ...
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Permanently allow Chrome to access location

Recently, Google Chrome keeps loosing the ability to detect my location. When I open Google Maps, it has the icon indicating This site has been blocked from accessing your location and when I click it,...
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How can java application request access to network volume?

My app is completely written in java (we moved to java11 from java8) and was running fine under High Sierra. new RandomAccessFile(file_on_network_volume, "rws") gained access and execution ...
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Trying to use network home under macOS with Samba AD (Synology) fails with permission errors

We setup a Samba AD on a Synology NAS using their Synology Directory Server. We successfully bound two iMacs to the AD. However, when logging in, the login process hangs because of permission errors: ...
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Mac daemon not able to run bash script

Originally asked on Stack Overflow, but it may be more suited for here. Wherever it’s answered first, I’ll be sure to update the counterpart question with the same answer. I've already checked this ...
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iMessage photos not displaying

Bit of a weird one. I have a Mac running Big Sur 11.1 whose iMessage is displaying blank comment boxes instead of the photos and screen dumps that were sent and received in conversations. Up until a ...
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LaunchAgent ceased to work after upgrading to Big Sur (Error: Unable to access file on desktop)

I had a home made LaunchAgent that worked fine in Catalina but after upgrading to Big Sur it refuses to launch. The agent is very simple, it just launches a java program (jar) I have on my desktop, ´/...
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Check if an app can read certain folders

AFAIK MacOS restricts newly installed apps from reading many folders without user permission. I know these permission are listed under System Preferences->Privacy->Files and Folders But, is ...
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TCC is causing my mac to freeze for 5-20 seconds sporadically throughout the day. How can I fix it? [duplicate]

Sporadically throughout the day while I'm working on my 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.14.6, the entire system will freeze for 5-20 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, ...
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When do processes run under root by default?

I know that when I use "sudo" an application can run under root, or if a window appears saying "Application wants to make changes to the system, enter your password for this", they ...
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How do I delete a Backups.backupdb file on an external drive

I have 65GB in an old Time Machine backup (Backups.backupdb) on a USB drive. I'd like to delete it and reclaim the space, but none of the tricks I've seen in Apple forums are working. I've tried to ...
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Cannot Change/Replace Files in /System/Library/LoginPlugins/BezelServices.loginPlugin/Contents/Resources

For reference- I just updated to Big Sur on a MacBook I have owned for a matter of hours (it's my first ever as well). I want to replace the volume.aiff (the source of the volume changing noise) file ...

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