Permissions issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sclawis300, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    Why is it even possible to still change the permissions on your HD to 'no access' for 'everyone' if that will prevent you from changing them back or even booting your computer. One would think that if you did not change permissions for admin that you could log in as an admin, but apparently not.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Because underneath, OSx is still basically a *NIX box. There are a number of things you can do in OSx that will result in a mess.

    Before I retired I was used to smart ass new employees who had Comp Sci degrees and they would muck around with permissions and cause a mess..a real mess.
     
  3. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    my buddy was trying to change permissions in Lion and it kept giving him an error. That would be nice in leopard.
     
  4. ankh macrumors member

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    Is there -- somewhere -- a simple list of what permissions ought to be, file by file?

    I'm confused and so is my new computer: Lion 10.7.1, new mid-2011 Mini, had it 2 days, and I can't copy or move or delete a file (any file) without giving a password; I can't get the dock position or mouse speed to save through a restart; running permissions repair does nothing.
     

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