My MacBook Air is read only!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alan111, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. alan111 macrumors regular

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    I got a new MacBook air 13 inch, and for some reason it has become ready only. I can use it normally, save files, install programs and such. But when I reboot, it reverts back to an old configuration without any of the documents I saved or any of the apps I installed.

    I haven't messed around with Disk Utility or changed any settings. I tried repairing permissions, and that did not help. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Are you using an admin account or a normal one?
     
  3. alan111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Admin account...
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Never heard of anything like this. The way I see it you have 2 choices on what to do with it:

    1. Take it up with apple.
    2. Or this
     
  5. alan111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. That's real helpful.
     
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    He's right...take it to Apple.
     
  7. Hydramus macrumors member

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    One thing to check is the ownership of your home directory, you may have inadvertently changed the permissions in the accounts tab.

    in Terminal:

    Code:
    cd /Users
    sudo chown -R [username]: [username]
    Replace [username] with the name of your home account, and then enter your password. That should make sure you own your home account which should sort out any problems.
     
  8. Mosco macrumors regular

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    I feel like I have heard something like this happening due to a bugs in SSD controller, but I can't remember which SSD controller (I have heard about this on PCs, but not Macs)
     
  9. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    If you just got it why not just reinstall the OS, that takes about 2 hours and am guessing you will probably spend more time trying to troubleshoot it otherwise.
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    It only takes around 20 minutes to install from the Air's OS X USB drive.

    I think this is the best way to test whether you've got a hardware or software issue.
     
  11. alan111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I lost my patients and ended up just reinstalling the OS. All is good now.
    Thanks for your support.
     
  12. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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  13. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    lol
     

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