Accidentally CHMOD 777ed entire home folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Captain Awesome, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Captain Awesome macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just meant to do one folder, but I accidentally did it all, including Library. Is it okay to have Library as 777 or should it be something like 755?

    Thx
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    #2
    Well, not the best thing to do, but if you're the only user, you may never notice a thing. I doubt any app or process is going to do anything untoward that it didn't already have write or execute permissions to at the group or global level.

    EDIT: Looked at my own. ~ is 755, ~/Library is 700.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    There can be potential issues, mostly concerning security. I suggest running Disk Utility and do a Repair Permissions. That should take care of most of this, though won't undo all the changes.
     
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    #5
    This post should be remembered for all time as the only time ever, someone suggesting "repair permissions" as a fix is actually relevant!
     
  5. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    #6
    nice one!
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    #7
    *hangs head in shame*

    I always suggest that first :(
     

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