I deleted the private folder accidentally!! + Problems with permissions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by arular7, May 27, 2009.

  1. arular7 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I deleted the "hidden" private folder on my mac, but that still on trash.

    Now the big problems are:

    - when I try to open Terminal to move the folder from the trash to my hard disk, appears a message that says:
    the administrator doesn't specified your shell with a legal value.

    - I can't change the date and time;

    - well almost nothing.

    Do you have any suggestions that might solve the problem?


    What should I do? Please help me :(


    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    #2
    Can't you use finder to put it back?

    It needs to go it the Hard Drive's root directory.
     
  3. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Oh Noes

    Ummmm, lets see

    If you've got a bakup try reverting to that, it should fix it
    If not, try creating a new account that has Administrator Privileges and see if that works.

    If not then do a fresh install but BE SURE to BACKUP all of your important and any files you want.
     
  4. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I don't think he deleted it through Finder. Possibly through Terminal and if so then you probably can't put it back through FInder
     
  5. arular7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm doing backups now... I deleted the private folder through Finder :S

    I'm a recent mac user, can you explain me how can I create a new admin account if I don't have almost any permissions?
     

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