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A folder in my Macbook pro doesnt open. When i try to open, my mac hangs for 4 seconds and finder closes automatically. When i try to delete it, it says "cannot delete. it is required my mac os X." However the files inside the folder can be accessed by spotlight. How to solve it??
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what is the folder's name

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If that is the Movies folder inside your User folder it is required by OS X. Opening it should not be crashing the Finder though. Time for a bit more troubleshooting. First I have a few questions to narrow things down a bit:

1. If you create a new User account and log into that account does opening the Movies folder cause the same problem?
2. Can you single click the folder and perform a "Get Info" on the folder what permissions are listed in the Sharing and Permissions section?

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Good catch. I hadn't thought of the folder being moved. I figured if he was getting that error it must be in the right place.

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Any chance Home folder renamed or such?

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Any chance Home folder renamed or such?
Silly question from someone who has never renamed a home folder: Wouldn't that bork up other programs which expect their folders to be in specific places?

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Would bork up everything. Couldn't do anything because it's not your folder anymore.

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Thanks for confirming that. That's one reason I don't do it. I've had the same user folder name for years. I know I could change it and I've seen the directions. I don't want to deal with the consequences if I bork things up.

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If that is the Movies folder inside your User folder it is required by OS X. Opening it should not be crashing the Finder though. Time for a bit more troubleshooting. First I have a few questions to narrow things down a bit:

1. If you create a new User account and log into that account does opening the Movies folder cause the same problem?
2. Can you single click the folder and perform a "Get Info" on the folder what permissions are listed in the Sharing and Permissions section?
1.the movie's folder doesnot open after creating a new user account and it says that u dont have permission to access the folder
2.yes i can get info on the folder.On administrator the priviledge is"read only" and the priviledge to everyone is" no access"
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On administrator the priviledge is"read only" and the priviledge to everyone is" no access"
That would be why you can't access it. You're user should have read & write. From the sounds of it, you're user doesn't have any privileges for that folder. At the bottom, click the plus sign, add your users and make sure it has read & write privileges.

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