HALP! Our Macs turning into iPhones: can't rename or delete native apps, System files

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Goldfrapp, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    This must be new. Now you can't delete or rename native apps as well as System files, nor can you create folders inside the System folder.

    I understand security and all, but that's just drastic and absurd.

    Leave our Macs alone! :mad:

    Please tell me I'm wrong and just don't know how to rename/delete stuff. :eek:
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    WHY would you want to mess with the System folder for one? You run the potential of bricking the OS.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You are not wrong. El Capitan system integrity protection (SIP) protects many of the default apps and system folders so you don't break things. You can disable SIP if you like.

    Good info on SIP here.
  4. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Why? There are plenty of reasons. You don't have to understand. ;)

    Thanks, Weasel. :)

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