Changing default file permissions

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Singin Hobo, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Singin Hobo macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Is there any way to change the default file permissions? Any file I create is 'Read-only' to anyone but me, which isn't usually a problem in most cases and seems to not be a problem for anyone using the files unless I upload them to Dropbox, then people complain that they can't crop them or print them, but when I go in and change them manually they work fine. I've changed all permissions in my Dropbox folder, but I'd prefer it if this wouldn't continue to be an issue.
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Dropbox help (orientation)

    Have you tried the Dropbox help resources?

    Dropbox aside …


    chmod(1) Mac OS X Manual Page – some of it's beyond me, I think the stuff about 'creation mask' is relevant.
  3. Singin Hobo thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I have checked it but I can't find anything that seems similar. I'm just trying all angles. When I change the permissions in the folder in OSX, as I would any file, they are immediately accessible to people accessing them via Dropbox, so I thought that fixing it in Finder/OSX would solve the problem just the same.


    lol... I found that too :) Thanks

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