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I'm trying to access the Library folder on my OS Lion however all the tutorials related to this subject involves opening the user library however I would like to access the Library where the 'WebServer' folder is located when you enable web-sharing.

Whenever I try to access it it gives me the error that I am not allowed to see what's inside and I checked my status, saying that I am an admin but it still occurs. Why is this?

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Look at the properties of Library. Go to the folder and press Commans+I, look at the bottom where it says 'Sharing & permissions' (expand if necessary). Another although unlikely possibility - are you sure that you are trying to access the system-wide Library? There are per-user Library folders (although hidden in Lion), if you are trying to access Library for another user it won't work. – lupincho Apr 1 '12 at 15:55
Thank you for your response. Yeah, I am trying to access system-wide library. The strangest thing though, when I go to system references -> sharing and when I click on "Open website folder" I can access that folder. However when I simply go to my computer (cmd + shift + c) , click on my hard drive and click library it returns me an error message saying that I'm not allowed to list whats in there. – rolandbishop Apr 1 '12 at 15:57
Try something else -- go to (in Applications -> Utilities) and type "ls -laF / | grep Library" (without the quotation marks, note that there is space between / and |). This should give you the permissions. It is basically the same thing that you could see under 'Sharing and Permissions'. On my machine it is "drwxr-xr-x+ <snip> root wheel <snip> Library/'. The drwxr-xr-x+, root and wheel indicate permissions, owner and group. – lupincho Apr 1 '12 at 16:01
Run the Repair Disk Permissions option under Disk Utility. – user3463 Apr 1 '12 at 20:13

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