How to fix home folder permissions in Yosemite ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by wts, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. wts macrumors member

    wts

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    #1
    I am not referring to running Disk Utilities to "repair permissions". Is there a commercial/freeware programme that can fix home folder permissions in Yosemite or do i use TERMINAL with some secret code ?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    #2
    If you don't understand how to change permissions, what makes you think they need "fixing"?

    There are simple commands to change permissions but they can also introduce problems if you don't know what you are doing.
     
  3. joedec macrumors 6502

    joedec

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    #3
    The defaults are, owner access only, except Public and Sites which grant group and others, read and execute.

    ls -l ../appleseed/
    total 0
    drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Jan 19 22:34 Desktop
    drwx------+ 5 appleseed staff 170 Nov 27 21:48 Documents
    drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Nov 27 21:48 Downloads
    drwx------+ 41 appleseed staff 1394 Dec 30 16:31 Library
    drwx------+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Jul 30 2014 Movies
    drwx------+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Jul 30 2014 Music
    drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Nov 27 21:47 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x+ 6 appleseed staff 204 Jan 20 12:45 Public
    drwxr-xr-x+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Dec 30 12:03 Sites

    There is a program, Cocktail, that one of its many functions is it will set user directories back to the default.

    Personally I leave mine alone for the most part.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Follow the instructions in my previous post here.
     

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