messed up with file permission macintosh hd

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by reddesert, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. reddesert, Mar 30, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015

    reddesert macrumors newbie

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    im new to macs and some day, today:), i had the briliant idea of wanting to get rid of those always
    present user authentication alerts
    so i add my user account to file
    permissions list of macintosh hd,
    this ended up messing with other
    users accounts, some apps wont
    load, home user folders not
    locked, yeah the alerts stoped, but now who cares for alerts, dont mind them at all if osx will stop acting mad,removed my account from
    the list but didnt help, is there a
    :solution? thanks.
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Try this: http://pondini.org/OSX/Password.html. After that I would run Disk Utility Repair permissions.
     
  3. reddesert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, when googling i come across that solution, didn´t aply till now because i think the macintosh hd , the driver i change the premission settings wouldn´t be affected, just the users folders.. so , now i did that , and didn´t resolve immediately things for me but now i was able to create another user account and the folders of that user now i see they are bloked, this didn´t happen before, fine, so i replace the user accounts with new ones, and at least every account seems private for now, i also unnistall those apps that didn´t load, installed them again and so far everything seems fine, i just don´t know if all those files above the user accounts , macintosh hd libraries and etc are ok.. will keep the system like this for now, i would do a clean install but i have a bootcamp partition and im afraid of loosing it, thanks again.
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    You will be able to erase the primary partition which has Yosemite installed the name of your OS X HD (Macintossh HD?) and select erase in Disk Uitlity. Select the Macintosh HD to install and your boot camp partition will not be touched.
     
  5. reddesert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats good to know, if yosemite somehow seems unstable thats what i will probably end doing (no time to tested yet, but all seems ok)thanks.
     

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