I have my user folder on a another (internal) disk. Now I have to repair permissions and don’t know how to do it. I suppose to do this via the terminal would be the proper way.
If there is any tool, app or way to do this please enlighten me.
I’ve to repair permissions because I can’t make change in the user, I can create folders and stuff like usual but if I try to change something in the system preferences, f.eg. background image, secondary mouseclick or mobileme sync the system won’t save the changes. I’ve added some details to my original question what I've tried so far.
HERE is a screenshot of my information dialog which visualizes how my permissions are set up. (Sorry - as a new user I couldn’t post an image, so the link will have to do.)
Since Steve Folly suggested to change the permissions on the ownership I tried that and typed this into the terminal:
sudo chown -R patte:patte /Volumes/Lagerhalle\ 1/patte
But sadly got Invalid argument back in return. Desperadly I also tried some variations:
sudo chown -R username:patte /Volumes/Lagerhalle\ 1/patte sudo chown -R admin:admin /Volumes/Lagerhalle\ 1/patte
Same response from terminal: Invalid argument.
I also did the other suggestion / the following step:
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Lagerhalle\ 1/patte
It went alright but in two little Dropbox folders it told me Operation not permitted - so these 2 folder are no big deal.
sidenote: you can see that the drive is named "Lagerhalle 1" since I recently had to backup and rebuild the drive. Since the clone was also named "Lagerhalle" the rebuild partition was automatically named "Lagerhalle 1". I tried to rename the partition to the name without the "_1" by erasing the backup volume and renaming it via terminal but the "_1" still remained. But that's another story….
PS: What I was wondering about is if it's correct that there is no admin on my 2nd HD. I had it all working once, but couldn’t recall if it was always that way (that the admin is only on the root volume/system volume).