Question about Sharing & Permissions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shlauncha, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. shlauncha macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    If I right click on a file or folder and check my sharing & permissions, it lists three values:

    Dan (Me)

    Is the (unkown) value normal or default? I don't remember seeing it before?
  2. shlauncha thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    No one else has noticed a (unknown) in their Sharing & Permissions since the leopard upgrade? Any idea what it could be?!
  3. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    I did. Due to some minor change in permissions structures, I think to make OS X fully UNIX certifiable, and having to do with getting rid of NetInfo, the group formally associated with with your user in Tiger no longer exists. If you upgraded to Leopard from Tiger, the group that formally shared your user name will now appear as "Unknown".

    I think you can delete it from permissions lists if it's really bothering you, it shouldn't change your access rights.

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