Sharing and Permission Issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by namooney, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. namooney macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2009
    In my documents folder, I have a multitude of other folders that have folders within them and so on. I want all the folders to be "Read and Write". However there are many folders within folders that are "Read Only". Is there a simple way without going through each folder and making them all "Read and Write". I have a current list of the many folders that are "Ready Only" but I am worried others will pop up later.

    I am a relatively new Mac User (~1 year) so am not very good at the Terminal but depending on the example I have to follow can try to use it if necessary.

  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    It's quite simple actually. Just go to the top level folder (Documents) then right-click and bring up the Get Info window. Next go down to the Sharing & Permissions section. Set the access to be read & write for that folder, then click on the cog icon to the right of the + - icons and select "Apply to enclosed items" and you should be all set after the command completes.

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