Thread: Problems with Permissions
01-22-2008, 10:45 PM #1Problems with Permissions
I've been on a Mac for a few years now, but have never really dug to deep into anything. I am trying to setup Apache, PHP, etc. on here, but am running into problems with permissions.
When I bought this iMac (w/ Leopard), I had transfered my accounts over from my old PowerBook G4. Since then, I've noted that I don't have permissions like I should has an administrator. (I deleted the original account on here w/o realizing that could do harm.)
One example when I try to edit the Hosts file in the Private/Etc folder. Even though I select the file and "Get Info" and set all permissions to Read & Write, I STILL get a message telling me I don't have permission to save the file. How do I correct this? I am familiar with terminal, but opening the program is the extent of my knowledge.
I tried to use the Reset Password program off the Leopard disk and made a new password for the root. All that did was create a new area in the login screen as "other user." (Now I can't get rid of that because it doesn't show up in the accounts window!?)
I appreciate any help you all can give me.
Thanks in advance.
01-23-2008, 12:32 AM #2
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- Nov 06, 2007
Just hit the lock on the bottom of the get info page...enter password...and add "you" to permission list...and bingo...it's yours.
01-23-2008, 09:22 AM #3
Is there a spot to add another user, specifically me, within the Get Info window? Also, as I mentioned before, when I click the lock, enter my password, and change the permissions for all three listed, it does not seem to save my settings after a restart.
06-26-2010, 02:36 PM #4
Admin permissions help
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- Jun 26, 2010
I am so sorry to leeching on you're thread but I have no clue as to how to make my own, but I have a similar however more serious problem I believe. The details are as follows:
Today, as I was messing around with my settings I accidentally went to
to Macintosh HD --> Get Info --> Sharing & Permissions. I am the
administrator of the macbook pro (2010 version-entry level) and now the
settings have been changed to:
System ----Read & Write
Everyone --No access
As I have a password set to the mac, I am unable to change any settings
due to the fact that admin is under read. Therefore it doesn't even
allow me to enter my password when I press the little lock on the
right-hand corner. It just unlocks and relocks.
Could someone please advise me as to how I can get this fixed asap?
Thanks and the help is much appreciated,
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