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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2008
    Unhappy no access to my hard drive no icon after I log in
    I changed all my hard drive options to have no access except I accidentily put my name as the one to have no access, I have tons of information that I can not get better yet I can not see my hard drive icon after I log in
    Can you help me to see my files and access them, I know I did not erase anything I just denied myself access to my own files
    How do I fix it? Will I ever be able to access my hard without starting from scratch? I have very valuable files and high audio production programs, I am a out to go crazy

  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Make a new user account?

  3. #3

    skaheadpunk's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 12, 2008
    Leicester, England
    MacBook, iPod Classic, 8GB 3G iPhone, Time Capsule
    If you create a new admin account can you change the access to 'everyone', then log into your old account and set it back to you? Just a guess here.

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    You don't have a backup to restore to?

    You can either give what skaheadpunk suggested a try, or you may be able to enable the root user account and give access back to yourself. See the following Apple article to enable the root user account:


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Mar 31, 2008
    First gen Mac Pro, Dual 2.66
    After you get this straightened out make sure you don't go messing with options you do not fully understand

  6. #6

    Member Since
    May 10, 2008
    Applications --> Utilities --> Terminal

    sudo su -
    chmod 755 /Volumes/Macintosh HD
    chown -R yourusername:yourusername /Volumes/Macintosh HD

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