problem: No permission to access Applications Folder!!!

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

  1. HaroldC macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    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)

  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    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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