Finder Problems! HELP!

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  1. macsj200 macrumors newbie

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    I was messing around with chmod in terminal (stupid, I know) and i changed my root directory (/) permissions to 775. Now, all of my finder dialogues are replaced by something... For instance, my empty trash button now says N201, and the trash is now called N39! I copied something, and I got another weird number/letter combo. HELP! Request a screenshot and you shall get one, but I'm having a little trouble with that too! How can I fix this?
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Can you still open Disk Utility? If so, try to repair permissions on that drive. Or you may have to boot into your OS X install DVD and repair permissions from there.
     
  3. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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  4. macsj200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are screenies, I got it working again (repair permissions and relaunch finder), but why does it do that? What do the letters and numbers mean?
     

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  5. Mycatisbigfoot macrumors regular

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    back up all of you're data and do a erase and install, you will start like you just bought the mac, but it will fix that
     
  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    A little drastic considering the issue has already been fixed. :cool:
     

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