Home Folder Permissions issue...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mklos, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    #1
    Every time I move a folder around on my iMac using Leopard it asks for my password. Doesn't matter what file in my home folder and where its going. Even if I try to move a document from my documents folder to the desktop, it will prompt for my password.

    -I have NOT changed my username.

    -I did do a get info on my Home folder and it says I have read/write access.

    -I also did a get info on all of the other folders inside my home folder and it says I have read/write access.

    You cannot repair permissions because it doesn't repair the permissions of the Users folders for obvious reasons. So don't even think of that as a solution.
     
  2. mklos thread starter macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    Nevermind...it was solved by copy and pasting this into a terminal window 1 line at a time:

    chmod -R +a "everyone deny delete" ~/

    chmod -R -a "everyone deny delete" ~/

    chmod +a "everyone deny delete" ~/ ~/Desktop ~/Documents ~/Downloads ~/Library ~/Movies ~/Music ~/Pictures ~/Public ~/Public/Drop\ Box ~/Sites



    Posted for future use here. It seems to be a common problem in Leopard if you play around with the permissions in the get info part of your home folder.
     
  3. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

    Spectrum

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    We should make this a sticky!

    Thanks so much!

    History:
    I just bought a new Intel MBPro with 10.5.2 and used migration assistant to copy over files from a 10.4.11 PB. Huge problems ever since - the biggest problem started yesterday when the system just hung trying to calibrate the 10.5.4 update, forcing me to shutdown during boot.

    Reinstalled Leopard from DVD, and then today I have lost read/write access to all of my files in my home directory due to this mysterious extra "everyone".

    Today: After running those commands (pasted into Terminal), all is good now! Cheers!
     
  4. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

    Spectrum

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    More problems...

    Even after the fix, I still had more problems...

    Finally fixed using info from this thread:

    And the command:

    chmod -R -N ~

    Posted here for future reference, Cheers!
     

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