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SiriusNY

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Hi everyone!
I've made clean install of Big Sur on MBP. Everything works fine except one problem - I can't edit /Library folder. I wanted to set up a profile for my external monitor and found out that I can't copy any files to that folder.

Is there any chance to fix that?

P.S. I've already entered in Terminal csrutil authenticated-root disable, but it doesn't help
 

frou

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Can't they go in the user Library? (~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles). That directory can be created manually if it doesn't already exist.
 
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SiriusNY

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Can't they go in the user Library? (~/Library/ColorSync/Profiles). That directly can be created manually if it doesn't already exist.
I have this directory, but I can't copy my display profile (.icc file) there.
 
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frou

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Inside your home directory? i.e. /Users/yourname/Library/ColorSync/Profiles ? That should be writable.
 
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chrfr

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I have this directory, but I can't copy my display profile (.icc file) there.
You should be able to copy the profile in there as long as you enter your password when prompted. Otherwise, if you're the only user on the computer, the suggestion above in post 4 is a good one and will work equally as well.
 
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IowaLynn

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Hi everyone!
I've made clean install of Big Sur on MBP. Everything works fine except one problem - I can't edit /Library folder. I wanted to set up a profile for my external monitor and found out that I can't copy any files to that folder.

Is there any chance to fix that?

P.S. I've already entered in Terminal csrutil authenticated-root disable, but it doesn't help
You’re talking about the “hands off” system library folder, not ~/ home user library.
Home Library doesn’t list until you enable showing it in Go To folder menu with option key (I think, been years since needed to change so it always shows..
 
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SiriusNY

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You’re talking about the “hands off” system library folder, not ~/ home user library.
Home Library doesn’t list until you enable showing it in Go To folder menu with option key (I think, been years since needed to change so it always shows..
I see this folder, but I can't delete/copy/paste files in that folder.
 
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RabidMacFan

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I have no problem editing the files in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles. MacOS Big Sur (and previous versions) do prompt me for my admin user password, but as long as I enter it correctly I can edit the files there.

Are you an administrator on your computer? Are the folder permissions set up correctly?
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mikzn

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FWIW - no issues here either (to second others above) - I can edit and change files in both the System Library and Users Library

System Library Requires - Admin Password to change / add files
User library - no password required ( logged in as admin)

Perhaps double check you are logged in as "Admin" ?
 
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SiriusNY

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Jun 18, 2015
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I have no problem editing the files in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles. MacOS Big Sur (and previous versions) do prompt me for my admin user password, but as long as I enter it correctly I can edit the files there.

Are you an administrator on your computer? Are the folder permissions set up correctly? View attachment 1669488
Yes. It's the same.
 
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SiriusNY

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Jun 18, 2015
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FWIW - no issues here either (to second others above) - I can edit and change files in both the System Library and Users Library

System Library Requires - Admin Password to change / add files
User library - no password required ( logged in as admin)

Perhaps double check you are logged in as "Admin" ?
Yes. I'm logged in as an administrator. I have only one user in this system.
 
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SiriusNY

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Jun 18, 2015
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Are you trying to put the file in /System/Library rather than just in /Library?
I can't put any file anywhere in /System. Not in /System or /System/Library, or /System/Library/ColorSync
 
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chrfr

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I can't put any file anywhere in /System. Not in /System or /System/Library, or /System/Library/ColorSync
That's totally expected and normal. Put the profile in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles, not in /System/Library/ColorSync/Profiles.
 
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RabidMacFan

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I can't put any file anywhere in /System. Not in /System or /System/Library, or /System/Library/ColorSync
Yeah, it sounds like there's some confusion because there are three main Library folders.

/System/Library - Reserved for MacOS System only. Everything in /System/ is uneditable by design.
/Library - Used for all users on the computer. Editable only by an administrator account.
/Users/<username>/Library - Used for just your user account
 
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mr_skene

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Dec 16, 2020
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I'm having the same problem, trying to add some modified filters so that I can reduce PDF file sizes through Preview in the way described in this article : https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/access-to-library-on-big-sur.2268746/
The final step is:
Once you have named the files to match the names, you then copy/paste them back into the /System/Library/Filters or /System/Library/PDF Services directory. This step may require administration authentication. Doing this will add new options for the compression you selected to your ‘Export’ menu. Remember, you can dabble with the numbers and values if you don’t really like these suggestions.
But as the OP says, it won't let me add these new filters in where this article says they need to go. There isn't an equivalent /Filters folder (as far as I can tell) in /Library (as opposed to /System/Library

Am I not allowed to add these modified filters?
 
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