Sharing & Permissions Problem

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  1. raulG macrumors newbie

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    So my problem started when I got tired of being asked for my pw to move items into trash. I googled a "password trash mac" and went to link I did what it said in "Method 2" which states :Check your permisions are correct on your user files.

    Navigate to your main hard drive (usually Macintosh HD) and select your /Users folder.
    Press “Cmd+I” to bring up the Get Info window.
    Expand the “Sharing and Permissions” arrow.
    Next to your username you should see “Read & Write”.
    Click the small Gear icon and then click “Apply to enclosed items…”

    I followed these instructions it took a while but now I cant open up some programs.
    Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.27.40 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.27.29 AM.png

    Can someone please tell me how can I revert these actions or set them back to how they were.

    Thank you

    Mac 27" Mac OS X Version 10.7.5
     
  2. raulG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and on top of that it did not fix the pw problem with the trash :(
     
  3. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Did you try the "Revert changes" option?
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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  5. raulG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Revert changes is not an option it's grayed out. When I chose "apply to enclosed items..." it said "you cant undo this"
     
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  7. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, of course, this is your problem.

    Don't try to open it : you can't.

    Change the permissions, as suggested (Cmd + I, etc...)
     
  8. raulG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Screen Shot 2013-10-12 at 11.18.32 AM.png

    Im not trying to open it I did as suggested menu bar / Go / Go to Folder and after I type in ~/.Trash thats what pops up
     
  9. Bruno09, Oct 12, 2013
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    The first message is : The folder can't be found...

    There are many ways to solve the problem.

    First, repair the permissions in Disk Utility.
    Reboot the Mac.

    If not fixed, we can change the permissions through the terminal.

    Copy/paste (in admin account, replace "user" with the user name ) :

    sudo chown user ~/.Trash

    Enter the password (will not display) and hit enter.
     
  10. raulG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to repair disk permissions already so I now tried through the terminal.

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  11. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You must replace "user" with the right user name.

    Copy/paste :

    sudo chown raulgonzazlez ~/.Trash
     
  12. raulG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome that fixed my trash problem :) thanks!

    now I just need to fix my other problem with the apps :/ I'm wondering if I should just do a hard reset
     

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