Changing Permissions - not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by freeorangeshoes, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. freeorangeshoes macrumors member

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    Dec 27, 2004
    #1
    I was messing around with the widgets that come with tiger. I went to go save the file phonebook.js, and all these password prompts came up. Ok, now the widget does not load. I think it is because all of the permissions for the file phonebook.js have been changed. Whenever I try to change them back to the correct permissions, it doesn't "save" the changes. I tried running the Disk Permissions Repair utility, but it didn't help.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. mmunneke macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    #2
    If you have root access use the unix command line and enter your user and group names with the chown -R option so at the prompt:
    #chown -R user_name:group_name directory_name

    this will change the perms on this and all subdirectories to the correct user group, however you must be a superuser to do this.
    :)
     

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