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Fix multiple user permissions recursively for one directory

I want to create a ZIP archive of a particular folder, it mainly contains photos copied from various sources gathered over multiple years. Unfortunately, the permissions are messed up. With ls I am ...
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Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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Change permissions for multiple files at once on OS X?

I moved thousands of images from iPhoto to another user account, and now I don't have permission to view some of the images. So, I ask: Is there a way change the permissions for multiple files on OS ...
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1answer
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I only have permission to add files to download and document folder

All folders I add files to except for download and documents gives me a message saying I don't have permission. I tried manually changing the permissions chmod and it still gives me trouble. Can ...
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Snow Leopard doesn't repair permissions, despite showing / saying its fixed them?

Sometime ago, I used carbon copy as I was replacing my hard drive in my Mac Mini running Snow Leopard. Afterwards, on my new drive I had some permission problems. I've tried several times running a ...
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How do I start nginx on port 80 at OS X login?

I installed Nginx using homebrew and after completing the installation the following message was displayed: In the interest of allowing you to run `nginx` without `sudo`, the default port is set to ...
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How do I save to my home folder using gedit on MAC OS X?

I've just created a text file in gedit. I'm trying to save to a folder in my home folder and I'm getting the following error: You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file. ...
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1answer
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Wordpress Permissions OS X & MAMP

I have installed several local versions of Wordpress for development purposes. After the install I can create posts, pages and edit admin options. However as soon as try to upload images which would ...
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1answer
685 views

Getting error code -41 when copying files to external drive

I'm having trouble copying some files from my mac to an external hard drive: I keep getting the nondescript "error code -41". I noticed some of the files with an additional "@" permission bit had ...
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Reset Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) File Permissions — All Files

Is their a script or process completely reset all file system file permissions to factory default? (Less restoring from a image backup or reinstalling the OS). This would include I've affected all ...
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2answers
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In snow leopard what is the significance of installing apps in the applications folder compared to your home directory

I would like to know what kind of permissions do applications installed to /Applications get? Do they get access to system directories? Is it safer to install applications to your $HOME/SOMEDIR? I ...
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Mac always warns “You can't undo this action” and skips the Trash when deleting a file

I repaired the permissions on my iMac and am now getting this dialog box whenever I delete something. I checked Finder > Preferences and "Empty Trash Securely" and "Show Warning" are both unchecked. ...
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Snow Leopard forgets configurations after problems with permissions?

So, I'm pretty new to Mac and I made a very big beginner mistake... I gave myself permissions to the entire harddrive. 18 hours later I eventually got it to run "DiskUtil repairPermissions /" and the ...
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Terminal command to change permissions to my 'Sites' folder and apply change to enclosed items?

Using Snow Leopard, I'm having issues with permissions in my Sites folder. While I can navigate to localhost/~username and read any files or folders there, the same permissions have not been applied ...
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1answer
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Display permissions in Finder?

Is there a way (or plugin) to display permissions in Snow Leopard's Finder? Something like the CLI would be useful, e.g. drwx------
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Zero KB available on NFS Mac OS X

I can't write to my NFS (Xtreamer media player). Writing works fine via Terminal, but in Finder everything is read only and Finder says "Zero KB available." and gives me the error message "The item ...
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1answer
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Can't upgrade application on OS X even though permissions are granted

I want to upgrade an application (Firefox), which was installed by another user (with admin rights). My account has admin rights too, the application info shows the groups 'admin' and 'everyone' both ...
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Write to .dmg file on Mac OS X 10.6.4

Following steps to update a .dmg file (mounting and Show Contents), I'm unable to write to the folders in the DMG file. Doing a "Get Info" displays a locked padlock and all else greyed out in the ...
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How to grant Admin Permissions to User Account in Snow Leopard

Does anyone know how to give a user in Snow Leopard administrator permissions? Concerning Josh K. Answer: I made sure that I do have this checked, and I do. However, the OS keeps telling me for ...
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OSX Reset Home Permissions and ACLs - how long should it take?

Having screwwed up my permissions by trying to have two users accessing one home folder I'm now going through the process of reseting my main user home permissions via the OSX install disk utilities, ...
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How do I tell sudo to write files with a umask of 0022?

I recently upgrading to Snow Leopard. I have noticed that some files written by MacPorts are installed with the wrong permission -- they are written with a umask of 0077. I think I have narrowed down ...
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Messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6

I have messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6. I'll explain how: I wanted to add a cpan package for Bundle::DBD::mysql, cpan told me to update Bundle::CPAN first. I couldn't because of ...
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Mac OS X boot disk is 'greyed out'

I have recently performed a fresh install of Snow Leopard on a MacBook. Everything seems to be working well with one exception - the hard drive icon does not open a window when clicked, and appears ...
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No permission to see the files after using Migration Assistant in Snow Leopard

I have installed Snow Leopard in a separate partition in my machine. After verifying the installation was good, I went ahead to use Migration Assistant to restore my profiles and applications from the ...
2
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3answers
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How do I rid myself of promiscuous permissions OR: do file permissions transfer from HFS (Snow Leopard) to Fat 32?

Moving my digital life from Tiger to Leopard to Snow Leopard some file permissions have been mixed up in the process. Sometimes I can't move certain folders (I can only copy them) as I seem to lack ...
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Snow Leopard: Who Owns /Library/Services?

Context for the Problem I've been downloading the new services and automator actions for the new Snow Leopard services menu, but I haven't been able to access them from the user profile I normally ...
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How do I retrieve files from Time Machine backups from another computer?

Really it's the same computer - I just did a fresh install of Snow Leopard. When I try to open the Documents directory from my old user account I get The folder "Documents" can't be opened because ...
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2answers
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Is it possible that Mac OS X will lock me out of my external harddrive after upgrade

I'm about to upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I intend on backing up applications, documents, downloads, and other files to a Mac formatted external USB harddrive. Recently, I attempted ...