Intel Mac :: How To Change Permissions For ITunes

Apr 5, 2012

How do I reset my computer so that I can download purchased music from the ITunes store?

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Aug 28, 2014

I have a mac with os X.  I have saved documents and photos on my computer and am now not able to open them.  I get a message that tells To view or change permissions, select the item in the Finder and choose File > Get Info.  I do that and it is not locked. 

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Jun 6, 2009

I've been changing the permissions on some of my folders and files in my normal user account so they can be accessed and changed by another account. Problem is, I have a program that saves new files into a particular folder. When it saves the new file, the permissions are the default, meaning I have to change them myself in order to make them writeable by the new account. So my first question is - is there a way to make my first user account always save files with a set of permissions that I specify?

My next question is - what should these permissions be? Both of the accounts are admin accounts. Should I therefore set group to be 'admin' and give rwx permissions to the group? Or is it possible to set owner to 'admin'? Can a file be owned by a group? Looking forward to your answers! This UNIX stuff is fun!

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Intel Mac :: Change File/folder Permissions From Read Only To Read/write?

May 5, 2012

How do I change a file or folder permissions from 'read only' to read/write.

I want to edit some music track information in iTunes, but my iTunes music folder is 'read only'

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Dec 12, 2009

On the Get Info tab of my Applications folder I changed the permissions so that I have all the read and write rights of the whole folder. The it somehow changed to Name: system, and the Privilege: Read and Write. I didn't know that I was NEVER supposed to do that until I googled the issue. I googled a lot, and most of the solutions says that I need my mac DVD. I am currently in North Africa visiting my parents, and my Disks are back home. I tried many things, but the more I try, the more I seem to mess up my macbook. I have a macbook white with Mac OS X 10.5.8. Some suggest to go to Terminal, and use chown -R, but as soon as I open Terminal, i get the following:

login: PAM Error (line 400): System error
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OS X :: Can Change Permissions On Directory?

Jan 27, 2009

I have a large music library that I have amassed over the years, but when I began ripping CDs there was no artwork on the iPod so it didn't matter, but now it would be nice to have it. I purchased a program called coverscout that finds artwork and automatically attaches it to the songs, but I have a problem. Somehow I have made every song read only. The program can't write the artwork to the tracks unless I change each one to rw. I tried to change just the directory, but that doesn't work.

Is there a terminal command to change all files in a directory to read/write? Just for your information all the songs are organized in a folder called music then subfolder of the artist and then a subfolder to that of the albums. It would be great to just change it all and then when I'm done change it back to read only.

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Jun 28, 2005

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OS X :: Permissions On Shared Folders Don't Change

Mar 20, 2009

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OS X :: Change All Folder Permissions Globally?

Mar 22, 2009

] Trying to use ChronoSync to sync Mail between my MacPro (source) and my MacBook (target). For some reason most (not all) of the Folders end up with a red - in them on the MacBook. How do I just set all Folder permissions to Everybody (will this work?) on my MacPro so I can sync and not have a problem (or at least move on to the next one )? There are far too many Folders to go through one at a time. Already spent 30 minutes and finely ended up deleting one by mistake. Is setting to Everyone the way yo do it? Who is Staff and why does my name on the MacPro get changed to Nobody on the MacBook even though it is the same on both?

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OS X :: How To Change Default File Permissions

Sep 21, 2009

Using OS X Leopard 10.5.8 on PowerPC G5. We have 15 people sharing files on a network. If we open a file on the network, work on it, and save it, it is readable and writable for everybody. But if we drag the file off the network, work on it on our own hard drive, and save it, and then drag it back to the network, it is read-only for everybody. Documents made on our own hard drives are, by default, read-only for others. This is a real time waster for us!

This means that every time we make a document on our own hard drives, we have to remember to go to the extra trouble to change it's permissions before we put it on our network. Please, is there some way to change the default settings, so that if I, say, save a Word doc on my hard drive and then move it to the network, it is readable and writable by everybody without me having to change it's permissions?

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Dec 15, 2009

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 and I'm having problems with file permissions. When I save a file, the file is readable and writable by the owner, and read only to all others (which I know is normal), but I would like my files to have read and write access to all upon saving them. Is there any way to accomplish this without simply changing the permissions of all the parent directories?

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Jan 15, 2010

I want Safari to stop being a complete whack-a-mole spaz and ALWAYS open in the same place EVERY time I open the application. Is there a way to change the permissions of the .DS_Store file so that it can NEVER be edited, without wreaking havoc on the system? If I quit Safari with a download window open it opens my window in a funky size and in a different location which parses me off more than Fergie's man-itude.

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OS X :: Change Permissions For Hundreds Of Files?

Feb 22, 2010

I have been using my parents OS X login primarily for my computer life. I have made videos, played games, etc. using one account. But I decided to make my own account, and have had some success transferring files. However, the permissions are still set to the other account. So in iMovie, I can watch my videos but not edit them, since I have read-only permissions. I could easily go into finders "get info" menu and change permissions, but I have hundreds upon hundreds of imovie projects. So, how can I change the permissions of hundreds of files at a time? Editing the folders permission didn't work.

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Apr 7, 2010

My back up disc all of a sudden won't work with time machine. It is saying read only. I don't know how this happened and now I can't change it back.

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OS X :: Change Permissions In Bulk On Certain Files

Jun 30, 2010

For some reason, a number of files on my hard drive are "read" instead of "read/write." I am not sure how this happened, but I wanted to know if there's a quick way to change the permissions on about 1000 files without changing each one one-by-one. You would think clicking the folder and changing it there would solve this issue...

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Software :: Change Permissions To All Files At Once

Mar 13, 2009

i have a bunch of old files and folders i copied from old external HD into my new Mini (OSX 10.5.6). now many of them don't have me set as the User. how do I change permissions for EVERYTHING to make me the User?

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MacBook Pro :: Change Permissions On Many Files At Once?

Jun 6, 2012

I recently had a large hard drive crash, and, long story short, I got all my data back but now have a different user account on a new hard drive.  The permissions on all the files on the computer are fine. 

However, I am a recently graduated film student and use an external drive to edit video.  When I tried to open up Final Cut Pro and work on a project, I was told that the program couldn't work because I didn't have "write" access to my scratch drives.  I changed the permissions on the relevant folders and can now open the application fine, but can't actually edit because ALL the medi files don't give me full read/write access. 

I can change them all one at a time, which requires I enter my password for each one, but this would take a few days of work to complete.  My question is: how can I add my user account with read/write permission to many files at once?  I've heard this can be done with Terminal, but I'm not sure how.     

My computer specs: 15in Macbook Pro, early 2008.System 10.5.8

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Nov 30, 2014

Can't change permissions on extHD, coming up with error msg; An unexpected error occurred (error code -8076). What do I do?

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Jan 3, 2007

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is there a way to set default permissions for new files/folders to be more open, easier to share with multiple users? also a related question i've had is, is it possible to share a common iphoto/itunes library between two different user accounts? for example, when one person uploads a new itunes album or new photos, for the other person's library to be automatically updated as well?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change Permissions To A Disk / Folder?

Feb 25, 2012

I put an external USB drive into my Macbook Pro, to transfer some files from it to a PC. I wanted to delete a file from a folder that I've just copied, but the file would just pop right back on.I've tried to erase the whole drive, Disk Utility couldn't. Tried to use sudo chmod 755 on the volume, it said that I only have read only previliges.

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Mar 29, 2012

how can i change the permissions of an external disc. i just have permission to read

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Aug 30, 2014

On attached volumes I cannot save files. I recently used OS X migration assistant to move to my new iMac but the volumes that I used on the old system will not allow me to save to them (the os says it's a permissions problem). Short of renaming the new computer the same name as the old one.

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Sep 10, 2014

my wife was backing up her photos to our USB stick when suddenly she gets this warning...Just before she had been trying to copy some photos, but the computer didn't allow that, probably some photos were corrupted. I however found those photos on the USB stick, but they are grayed out.I can still open everything else on the stick, and copy from the stick to the desktop, but I can't delete those photos from the stick, trash simply says they can't be deleted. So I decided to simply reformat the stick. However, when I try and erase it, I get this warning

I cannot verify the permissions nor the disk, and I can't repair either, the tabs are simply grayed out. So I decided to check on the permissions on the stick, and suddenly it is in read-only mode, and I can't change it. The lock on the bottom and the droptab won't appear..I tried using google to find a solution and someone pointed out a terminal command, but everything there seemed in order.. I suddenly can only read the Volume, and nothing else, and I can't format nor repair it! I bought this stick very recently, and I want to try everything before I pick up my wallet for a new one! The problem started on my wifes 2012 MacBook Air, and still persists on my late 2011 MacBook Pro. We both have Mavericks.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Oct 24, 2010

How do I batch change files' UNIX settings? I have web sharing turned on and have it set up so it's serve up the files and folders on my hard disk. It works great, but when I look at the folders it's showing in the web page, approximately 1 in 10 folders just isn't being displayed. The OS X permissions on these folders is all set to "read and write" for everyone, so I presume there is some sort of other UNIX or Apache file/folder settings that are keeping these folders from being displayed in the webpage. How do I make these hidden folders show up in my web page's displayed directory of folders?

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Jul 20, 2010

I have 4 hard drives connected to my AirPort Extreme and reading from them is no problem, but when I try to write to them I get the attached error. How do I change the permissions t make this work properly?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Change Custom Permissions On Drive

Jun 3, 2012

I have screwed up my permissions on 2 of my external drives,very important info on both.The disk icons have a small lock in the corner and I cannot read or write to them.Get info brings up a permissions window that says "Custom" where the read write should be.It will not let me change these.

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OS X :: Unable To Change Permissions In Leopard / Asks For Admin Password

Apr 7, 2010

On 10.6.2, I noticed that in the Get Info window, permissions for a file could be changed without having to "unlock" the operation with the administrator password. This was not the case in Leopard, which required the admin password before permissions could be changed through the Get Info window.

I found this to be concerning from a security standpoint. I had hoped that 10.6.3 would fix the issue, but it still appears to be a problem. I've noticed this on three different machines, two with clean installs of 10.6 and one with an upgrade from 10.5. Does anyone else notice this issue? Am I right in assuming that this is a security issue? The ability for permissions to be changed for any file directly from the Finder's Get Info window without even an admin password seems to be rather insecure to me.

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May 4, 2012

I live in the UK and cannot purchase from a US store. How can I change Itunes / Apps store to direct me to the UK store and allow me to purchase from there?

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Jun 22, 2008

I was just playing around with my external hard-drive - the "Ownership & Permissions" section of it's Info - and accidently changed it from "You may Read & Write" to "You have No Access" and while trying to change it back it somehow wouldn't work and then as I tried to open folders inside it, everything was missing inside the folders (presumedly not deleted since there was still 100GB of space used). So I restarted my computer as well as the hard-drive and now it won't even show up on the desktop. The odd thing is I still have it as an icon on my dock and when I click on it to open it, it just says "The application "(null)" cannot be launched. -5000". If you need to know, I have an iMac Version 10.4.11. Does anyone know what is wrong and what I should do to get it all back to normal?

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OS X :: Wants To Change Permissions To "Read All Write All" Globally On External HD?

Oct 20, 2010

i used to have a bunch of files on my hard drive before i sold my mac pro

i backed everything up on an external hard drive so i can keep it until i received my imac. now i have my imac, and when i try to transfer over the files to my imac, or another external hard drive, sometimes the copying stops and says something along the lines of "you do not have permission to copy this file"

so i guess some of my files got messed up, putting them in "Read only" mode.

i know i can go to "Get info" and then manually change it to "read and write" mode but honestly theres so many files it would take a lot of time.

is there a script, or an app i can run that could scan my whole external hard drive so it will go thru each file in their own specific folder and change the permissions to "read all write all" without me doing it manually one by one?

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