problem: No permission to access Applications Folder!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HaroldC, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. HaroldC macrumors regular

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    So my father got a new Macbook and I was trying to transfer over some of my files. I turned on file sharing (on my own computer, MBP) and accidentally removed myself from the permissions list for the Applications folder. Stupid, I know.

    Now I can't access anything: Any application, System Pref., Time Machine, etc.......

    Applecare's solution is to reinstall Leopard, not sure where the hell the disk is now. But I know I still have it. Is this the only course of action? Would repairing my permissions solve it? (using the install disk to access it)

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Can't you give them back to yourself if you are an admin? If all else fails, fire up Directory Utility, enable logging in as root, and change them back that way.
     

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