Followed instructions on this forum and made my computer worse. Help! :(

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LittleRedRiding, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. LittleRedRiding macrumors newbie

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    I followed the advice in this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13084113&highlight=#post13084113


    and now I don't have permission to do anything. If I try to save a picture I get told I don't have permission. What should I do? :(
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Did you actually use the text "YourShortName" in the terminal? If so, you need to repeat the command with the short name of your own account on the computer, as explained in the instructions.
     
  3. StealthscrapE macrumors member

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    Just to clarify, if you are using leopard or snow leopard (and probably other OSX versions); Click finder, and the icon with the house followed by a name should be the short name/username they are talking about.
     
  4. LittleRedRiding thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, changed it to my name that is used as the user on the computer.
     
  5. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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