My wife and I recently consolidated our user accounts (we realized after several years that we really don't need two separate accounts on our iMac) by copying all my files to her home folder and erasing my account and home folder. Then I used sudo chown -R $username ~$username to change the owner of all my files to her (overkill, I know, but I thought it wouldn't hurt—famous last words). Now I can open all my files but can't edit any of them. ls -l shows my wife as the owner of everything, but various permissions of something like drwxr-xr-x+ or -rw-r--r--@ or other permutations, depending on the file. I would think that chown would provide me all the permissions I need to edit the files by itself. Using chmod to set universal home folder permissions of rwxrwxrwx seemed dangerous. But is this what I need to do after all?