I am hoping someone here can give me some advice - I installed Lion server last week at the advice of a friend who is normally pretty tech saavy - the purpose of which was to be able to share files from my main computer and a laptop in my office where an intern is going to be working for a couple of weeks. There have been nothing but problems ever since - it changed ALL the permissions on my files to read only. I changed the settings in Server to allow my user account (which is set up as an admin) and anyone connected to read and write and it STILL isn't allowing it to work - I have to go in and adjust this to every single folder I open and it's been a real pain to get any work done. At this point, it is cutting into productivity and has been more trouble than it's worth. My system which hardly ever crashed before is having issues with apps crashing and then not restarting, etc. I already repaired the permissions on the start up disk...but at this point I really don't want to even bother with Server at this point - I will figure out a workaround for the intern. In the meantime, I would like to reinstall the "regular" version of Lion on my system. The problem is that I would really prefer NOT to have to reformat my hard drive to do this, as it will take me forever to get everything back to the way I had it. (And I'm not sure if I can even restore from the Time Machine backup at this point - it shows me that I have no access to the folder that is in, and no matter what I do or adjust it will not let me change it) So my question is...is there anyway for me to reinstall regular Lion without the reformat? I have a USB drive with Lion on it, if that makes a difference... Thanks. Sorry to sound like a noob here but this is an issue I've never had to deal with before.