reset permissions

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

  1. kaejack macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2010
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

    Oct 31, 2010
    show info is where i changed it. it's locked and i can't unlock it

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