please help really worried about this

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flimzy, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. flimzy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    #1
    So basically i was trying to restore the default settings for Utorrent. i'll tell you its been a real mess for me. First i tried going into library. I looked everywhere for a utorrent folder. Application support, preferences ect… Needless to say i found nothing. And i can't even remember if i deleted anything vidal in the library section which worries me. Also, i opened package contents in the actual uTorrent application and i found nothing that pertained to settings. Again, with my terrible memory, i hope i didn't delete anything vital in there. Finally i tried terminal, and i looked for the settings.dat file. This is what came up:




    Last login: Sat Mar 22 23:33:37 on ttys000
    Users-Mac-mini:~ user$ find / -name "settings.dat"
    find: /.DocumentRevisions-V100: Permission denied
    find: /.fseventsd: Permission denied
    find: /.Spotlight-V100: Permission denied
    find: /.Trashes: Permission denied
    find / -name "settings.dat"
    find: /dev/fd/3: Not a directory
    find: /dev/fd/4: Not a directory
    find: /Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight/schema.501.plist: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight/schema.89.plist: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight: Permission denied
    dfind: /private/etc/cups/certs: Permission denied
    ifind: /private/etc/raddb/certs: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/modules: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sites-available: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sites-enabled: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sql: Permission denied
    find: /private/tmp/launchd-1434.OgViO0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/agentx: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/at/tabs: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/at/tmp: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/audit: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/backups: Permission denied
    nfind: /private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/Setup: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/dhcpclient: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default: Permission denied
    ^R
    find / -name "settings.dat"
    difind: /private/var/db/geod: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/krb5kdc: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.1: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.200: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.202: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.212: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.26: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.88: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.89: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.92: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.97: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/locationd: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/shadow: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/Spotlight: Permission denied
    ^R
    find / -name "settings.dat"
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/0/com.apple.revisiond.temp: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/Cleanup At Startup: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000003000000r/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000003800000t/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000084000021/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000084000021/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000008w000027/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000008w000027/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b000002r/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b000002r/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b400002s/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b400002s/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000bh00002w/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000bh00002w/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000c4000031/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s0000068/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s0000068/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s800006_/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s800006_/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000sm00006d/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000sm00006d/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000t800006k/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000th00006m/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000th00006m/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000tm00006n/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000vr00006y/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000vr00006y/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/jabberd: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/lib/postfix: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.1: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.200: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.202: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.212: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.26: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.88: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.89: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.92: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.97: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/krb5kdc: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/radius: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/pgsql_socket_alt: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/root: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/run/mds: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/cups: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/fax: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/mqueue: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/active: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/bounce: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/corrupt: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/defer: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/deferred: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/flush: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/hold: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/incoming: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/maildrop: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/private: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/public: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/saved: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/trace: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/tmp/launchd: Permission denied
    find: /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.coresymbolicationd: Permission denied

    find: /System/Library/DirectoryServices/DefaultLocalDB/Default: Permission denied
    find: /System/Library/User Template: Permission denied
    /Users/user/Library/Application Support/uTorrent/settings.dat
    find: /usr/sbin/authserver: Permission denied
    Users-Mac-mini:~ user$ find / -name "settings.dat"
    find: /.DocumentRevisions-V100: Permission denied
    find: /.fseventsd: Permission denied
    find: /.Spotlight-V100: Permission denied
    find: /.Trashes: Permission denied
    find: /dev/fd/3: Not a directory
    find: /dev/fd/4: Not a directory
    find: /Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight/schema.501.plist: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight/schema.89.plist: Permission denied
    find: /Library/Caches/com.apple.Spotlight: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/cups/certs: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/certs: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/modules: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sites-available: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sites-enabled: Permission denied
    find: /private/etc/raddb/sql: Permission denied
    find: /private/tmp/launchd-1434.OgViO0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/agentx: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/at/tabs: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/at/tmp: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/audit: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/backups: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/Setup: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/dhcpclient: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/geod: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/krb5kdc: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.1: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.200: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.202: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.212: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.26: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.88: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.89: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.92: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd.peruser.97: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/locationd: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/shadow: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/db/Spotlight: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/0/com.apple.revisiond.temp: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/Cleanup At Startup: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000000000000/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000003000000r/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000003800000t/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000084000021/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n0000084000021/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000008w000027/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n000008w000027/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b000002r/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b000002r/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b400002s/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000b400002s/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000bh00002w/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000bh00002w/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000c4000031/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s0000068/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s0000068/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s800006_/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000s800006_/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000sm00006d/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000sm00006d/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000t800006k/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000th00006m/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000th00006m/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000tm00006n/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000vr00006y/C: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/folders/zz/zyxvpxvq6csfxvn_n00000vr00006y/T: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/jabberd: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/lib/postfix: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.0: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.1: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.200: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.202: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.212: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.26: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.88: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.89: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.92: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd.peruser.97: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/krb5kdc: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/log/radius: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/pgsql_socket_alt: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/root: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/run/mds: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/cups: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/fax: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/mqueue: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/active: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/bounce: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/corrupt: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/defer: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/deferred: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/flush: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/hold: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/incoming: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/maildrop: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/private: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/public: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/saved: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/spool/postfix/trace: Permission denied
    find: /private/var/tmp/launchd: Permission denied


    The list kept growing every time i minimized terminal and went back to it. What is this? am i breaking my mac by doing all these things. Im sorry for the long post but can someone explain to me what i did, and if what I'm doing is causing me to harm my mac or cause problems with Utorrent?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #2
    The error means exactly what it says. Your account does not have permission to search the directories. No big deal. DO an 'su" to the user who owned thoe directories or if it's root use sudo

    But the file is in ~/Library/Application\ Support/uTorrent/
    (don't leave off the Tilda ~)
     
  3. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    #3

    Thanks so much. And as you can see I provided alot of directories. Do any of them expose my privacy or jeopardize my computer by showing them on the internet? And finally,
    If I deleted any files in library - application support OR library - preferences will that ruin my mac or cause my Utorrent to fail or expose me to security attacks from others using Utorrent. Thanks for your help it's appreciated .
     

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