No Access to folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by atacinus, May 20, 2007.

  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Help! I was playing around with the information window in finder for one of my folders and put the OwnerShip And Permissions to no access and I lost access to the folder...when I tried to switch it back to Read&Write [making sure every option was set to this] I still have no access. I am the only administrator on the computer [there aren't even any other accounts...] What do I do to get permissions back?

    Thanks,
    Mark.
     
  2. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    #2
    What is the folder's path?

    Is this a system folder, or a folder in your home directory?

    I need to know this to know what to reset the permissions to
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    #3
    Get a program like MainMenu or Onyx and repair disk permissions.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    #4
    open Terminal.app in /Applications/Utilities

    Then type in the following:
    Code:
    sudo chmod u+rw 
    (with a space at the end) and drag the folder to the Terminal window and press enter. it will ask you for your password, in which case you just type in your admin password, and it'll change the permissions for you.
     
  5. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    #5
    That wouldn't do anything.
     

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