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Mac Disk Permissions Explained: How to Repair macOS Permissions
This post seems to have some handy info on repairing permissions on macOS.
macos  osx  mac  permissions  makeuseof  2019 
4 days ago by handcoding
Resolve issues caused by changing the permissions of items in your home folder - Apple Support
“If you change the read or write permissions of items in your home folder, you might need to reset permissions to avoid certain issues.”
mac  macos  permissions  osx  2019  apple  canonical 
july 2019 by handcoding
iTunes: Missing folder or incorrect permissions may prevent authorization
“iTunes: Missing folder or incorrect permissions may prevent authorization
Symptoms

“With Mac OS X, the Shared folder is required to authorize your iTunes Store purchases. With Windows the iTunes folder is also required. If either of these folders are missing or have incorrect folder permissions, you may notice one of the following symptoms:

“• You are unable to complete a purchase from the iTunes Store.
• You are told that you do not have permission to modify your iTunes Media folder when downloading from the iTunes Store.
• You cannot play content you purchased from the iTunes Store.
• An alert appears with the following text:
‘There was an error storing your authorization information on this computer. The required directory was not found or has a permission error.’l
itunes  permissions  errors  terminal  wayback  2016 
july 2019 by handcoding
Downloads – The Eclectic Light Company
Among other bits:

“PermissionScanner – searches folders for files which are either not writable or not readable”
apps  mac  macos  software  timemachine  preferences  permissions  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
Something odd you can’t fix? Sierra re-introduces repairing permissions – The Eclectic Light Company
“You should be able to select your Home folder in the Finder, and use the Get Info command in the File menu (or Command-I) to open the Get Info dialog, in which you can fix this. Right at the bottom, ensure the Sharing & Permissions section is open. In there, your name should appear in the top of the three entries, and the privilege set should be Read & Write.”
mac  macos  highsierra  repairpermissions  permissions  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
Updated tools for checking and correcting Home folder permissions – The Eclectic Light Company
“RepairHomePermissions 1.0 is the first full release of a tool to step through Apple’s recommended process for repairing permissions on your Home folder.”
permissions  macos  osx  2018  software  eclecticlight 
july 2018 by handcoding
Correcting Dropbox Folder Permissions in Mac OS X to Solve the Error: can't syc __ permission denied - TardySlip
This post goes over some bits about fixing Dropbox permissions, but it’s hard to say whether these might be worth a shot.
dropbox  permissions  2011  software  mac  osx  macos 
august 2017 by handcoding
Fix Dropbox permissions
This looks to be a Gist for fixing Dropbox's permissions.
dropbox  permissions  2017  software  mac  osx  terminal  shell 
august 2017 by handcoding
How to Verify & Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan
// How to Repair Verify Disk Permissions in OS X El Capitan

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --verify --standard-pkgs /

// How to Repair Disk Permissions in OS X El Capitan from Command Line

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --verify --standard-pkgs /
mac  macos  2015  permissions  elcapitan  repair  osxdaily 
august 2017 by handcoding
How to Fix Persistent Dropbox Sync Issues on a Mac
"Bottom Line: Try deleting the filecache.dbx file if you have a sync problem that isn’t fixed by following the official Dropbox instructions."
dropbox  mac  osx  macos  2014  permissions 
august 2017 by handcoding
Quickly fix Dropbox permissions errors in OS X - CNET
"Instead, for Dropbox-specific errors, you can use a feature in the program that will tackle file permissions associated with the program's configuration and data files being handled by it. To do this, open the Dropbox preferences by going to its menu extra, then clicking the gear icon, and finally choosing Preferences. Then go to the 'Account' section of the preferences, and you should see a button labeled 'Unlink This Computer...' If you hold the Option key, then you will see this label change to 'Fix Permissions,' and clicking the button will result in Dropbox running its permissions repair routine."
dropbox  permissions  software  2013  mac  osx 
august 2017 by handcoding
Dropbox is stuck syncing, won't launch, or reports an error - Dropbox Help - Dropbox
"If unlinking and relinking your account doesn't solve the issue, your settings may be protected or inaccessible due to a permissions problem. If this is the case, you can remove your settings by hand using an administrative account. Here's how […]"
dropbox  permissions  crashing  mac  software  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
Mac OS X 10.5: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore | Apple Support
"The following are examples of messages that may appear in the Disk Utility log window when repairing disk permissions." (Uh, thanks?)
mac  permissions  osx  repair  2009  leopard  diskutility 
november 2009 by handcoding
Maintenance - Automator Actions
"A simple Automator Action fused with AppleScript aimed at keeping your Mac running healthy. Features include: Repair Permissions, Verify Preferences, Update Prebindings, Periodic Clean-up, Clean Cache, Update Locate, Whatis, LaunchServices Databases"
automator  mac  osx  permissions  software  freeware  maintenance 
january 2007 by handcoding
liepins.de - chmod translator
This page will translate chmod numbers into a permissions string, and vice-versa. For example, "755" becomes "-rwxr-xr-x".
chmod  apache  permissions 
december 2006 by handcoding
PCWorld.com - Fewer Permissions Are Key to Longhorn Security
A new permissions model in MS Longhorn aims to allow non-Administrator users the ability to actually run programs ;)
microsoft  longhorn  permissions  lua  leastprivilegeuseraccount  administrator 
april 2005 by handcoding

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