Hello, I've been having so many problems with my snow leopard installation that I am going to reinstall everything from scratch. Nothing transfered except for my working files. My question is... the persmissions on those files have gotten tweaked a bit. They are not the default... xxx(Me) Read and Write Staff Read Only Everyone Read Only Some of them change in a way i don't want them to be. So how do i fix this completely, consistently, and surely? If i copy my working files from my old user account to an external, reinstall osx sl from scratch, completely fresh, create a new user, and then copy my working files back... will that reset the permissions on those files? thanks, r.