Changing the users listed in Permissions of a certain file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrCheeto, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I have a few dozen documents attached to a certain application but I need to duplicate them for another user.

    The permissions read:
    MrCheeto - Read & Write
    Staff - Read Only
    Everyone - Read Only

    If I copy this file to my new user, I need to delete MrCheeto from the list, after all it's a copy. However the minus-bar is grayed out ONLY when I select MrCheeto.

  2. Mumford macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2006
    Altadena, CA
    You'd need to use root to change ownership of the files to someone else.

    This might be easier, though: Instead of copying the files as yourself (which will make the new files owned by you, since you're the one copying), copy the files as the new user.
  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Copied it with the new user, worked PERFECT! So obvious!


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