help, Downloaded files & images always set permissions to everyone "NO ACCESS"?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by willpower101, May 7, 2010.

  1. willpower101 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2009
    Every time I download anything such as an image or a html file off the web it always sets it's permissions to "no access" for everyone. This is a huge problem because I'm developing a site and sometimes plugins will have tons of pictures, but I can't load them in the site environment until i go through and manually change access on every single one. Is there a way to change the default permissions for downloaded files?
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. willpower101 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2009
  4. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    A permissions repair does not touch home directories, nor is it relevant to the question.

    To the OP:

    What you are referring to is the umask, or the default permissions that are set on a file when it is created or in this case downloaded.

    It is curious though that everyone is set to "no access" as that doesn't match with the default umask for user land.

    Anyhow, this Apple KB will explain what a umask is, how it works and how you can change it.

    *NOTE* As the document says, this should not be changed at the system level, set it at the user level.

    If you are unfamiliar with octal notation for permissions, there is an document linked there that should cover it.

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