Sharing & Permission Problems

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  1. captsanner295 macrumors member

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    So about 6 months ago I purchased a new 27" iMac and used migration assitant to move everything from my black MacBook. Everything went well and got all the data switched over.

    I am new to mac and not very experienced for some background info. The problem I first had was the computer names for the iMac was set to MacBook and the actual macbook names switched to MacBook (2). I figured out how to change that, simple enough.

    On going problem is that now on the iMac I am set to admin but cant view other users folders they have the minus sign in the bottom corner of the folder and some folders and files have the Name "Staff" for permissions. The only users should be myself "TJ" and my wife "Laura". The MacBook is fine with just her and I as users but the iMac is goofy with "staff".

    I tried to call Apple Care but the guy there said it wasnt a big deal and not to worry about it and provided no further help. I am not worried about it but still want it fixed.

    Any help would be great. Ideally I would like me to have full admin over all folders on the computer and my wife to have read only for the shared folder and read and write on her files.

    Thanks TJ
     
  2. captsanner295 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just checked the macbook and I was wrong the "staff" user is displayed on there as well. When staff is on there my wife is not. So it just say Me, Staff, and everyone.

    Thanks TJ
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    in Terminal enter the commands

    ls -l ~
    ls -l /Users/Laura


    and post them here. this is my home folder which are the default permissions (dont worry about the +)

    drwx------+ 6 rich staff 204 4 Sep 23:28 Desktop
    drwx------+ 33 rich staff 1122 2 Sep 22:00 Documents
    drwx------+ 13 rich staff 442 5 Sep 01:48 Downloads
    drwx------+ 47 rich staff 1598 4 Sep 20:49 Library
    drwx------+ 48 rich staff 1632 4 Sep 22:39 Movies
    drwx------+ 951 rich staff 32334 5 Sep 01:41 Music
    drwx------+ 8 rich staff 272 31 Aug 18:00 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x+ 7 rich staff 238 4 Sep 17:15 Public
    drwxr-xr-x+ 5 rich staff 170 14 Jun 07:49 Sites


    by default only the owner the home folder can read/execute all folders except Public and Sites which are read/executable by all users.
     
  4. captsanner295 thread starter macrumors member

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    Last login: Sun Sep 5 00:03:31 on console
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$ ls -l ~
    total 0
    drwx------+ 27 TJ staff 918 Sep 5 00:53 Desktop
    drwx------+ 20 TJ staff 680 Aug 26 11:21 Documents
    drwx------+ 35 TJ staff 1190 Sep 1 23:32 Downloads
    drwx------+ 47 TJ staff 1598 Feb 27 2010 Library
    drwx------+ 12 TJ staff 408 Jun 18 23:53 Movies
    drwx------+ 7 TJ staff 238 Aug 19 2008 Music
    drwx------+ 10 TJ staff 340 Jul 4 03:00 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x+ 6 TJ staff 204 Apr 4 22:54 Public
    drwxr-xr-x+ 5 TJ staff 170 May 19 2008 Sites
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$ ls -l /Users/Laura
    ls: /Users/Laura: No such file or directory
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$
     
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  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    well yes. just wanted to check your home folder's permissions but we need to see the other account's permissions. they will probably be the same with only Public and Sites read/executable by everyone.

    i presumed the other account was named "Laura" but it wasnt found. substitute with the correct name.
     
  7. captsanner295 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok so this where the solution maybe for the wierd users. My wife on the MacBook user name was Table (nickname) and then on the iMac the user name is Laura. The only users on the iMac are "TJ" and "Laura", but I used the command ls -l /Users/Table and got this...


    Last login: Sun Sep 5 01:21:15 on console
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$ ls -l /Users/Laura
    ls: /Users/Laura: No such file or directory
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$ ls -l Laura
    ls: Laura: No such file or directory
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$ ls -l /Users/Table
    total 0
    drwx------+ 9 Table staff 306 Jul 6 23:54 Desktop
    drwx------+ 10 Table staff 340 Sep 13 2009 Documents
    drwx------+ 5 Table staff 170 Jul 6 21:52 Downloads
    drwx------+ 36 Table staff 1224 Feb 26 2010 Library
    drwx------+ 3 Table staff 102 May 19 2008 Movies
    drwx------+ 5 Table staff 170 May 29 2008 Music
    drwx------+ 8 Table staff 272 Oct 4 2008 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x+ 6 Table staff 204 May 19 2008 Public
    drwxr-xr-x+ 5 Table staff 170 May 19 2008 Sites
    Sanner-iMac:~ TJ$

    So nothing is showing up for "Laura" even though that is the user name on the iMac, but I am getting some for "Table" but "Table" isnt even account on the iMac...? Must have carried over from the migration assistant transfer.
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    hmm im not sure sorry. but im thinking now it has to do with the accounts Table and Laura having different names. i found this http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r20453983-OS-X-anyone-use-migration-assistant which explains down the bottom how MA works.

    did you use MA at the setup or use the application in Utilites after you had created two accounts? that may be the problem, but im unsure how to fix it.
     

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