Automatic Folder Permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anico161, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. anico161 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    Is there a way to use automater or applescript or something to make a single folder on my system RW for everyone so i can drag files to it and they will be converted to RW automatically?? I want to do this with new files so i dont want to jsut change the permissions on the folder because I dont want to have to do that everytime i add a new file. I am a beginner to applescript and automater so as much help as possibly would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Sounds like you just need to use your /Users/Shared folder.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I found a video tutorial for the purpose. I don't know why anyone would make a programming guide as a video, but regardless I've transcribed the AppleScript from the video and attached it to this message.

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  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I agree. Changing the permission on folders for all read/write compromises the security of the machine. Using a shared area, which Apple does is the better way, or use an external drive that you can share.

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