reset permissions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kaejack, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. kaejack macrumors newbie

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    i know this question has been answered all over the internet, but i'm looking for easy instructions to resolve (been working too many hours and brain is not 100%)

    i accidentally set permissions in the Mac HD Info window for Everyone to "No Access". of course it locked up. i have an external drive plugged in running Time Machine. i understand i can use that to restore...?

    I ran disk utility - it failed because it could not locate the clip art folder in word (?wha?) repair disk permissions ran for 24 hours and couldn't complete.

    anyway - I know there is an easy solution here - i just want to be sure i'm doing it correctly so i dont make it worse than it already is...

    would some kind soul please provide me step-by-step instructions to either use Time Machine to repair - or something.

    big thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Can't you just change the permission back to read and write by right clicking the Mac HD and selecting Show Info?
     
  3. kaejack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    show info is where i changed it. it's locked and i can't unlock it
     

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