OS X :: Accidentally CHMOD 777ed Entire Home Folder

Jul 5, 2009

I just meant to do one folder, but I accidentally did it all, including Library. Is it okay to have Library as 777 or should it be something like 755?


OS X :: Accidentally Deleted Home Folder From Sidebar

Jul 16, 2010

I was trying to add my home folder to my dock from dragging it from the finder sidebar to the dock, but it wasnt draggable. It did drag, but it wouldnt stay in the dock, when I let go of the drag, it vanished in a puff of smoke. How do I get it back in the sidebar, it was pretty helpful over there. Just to be clear I'm talking about when I open a new finder window, I see a few folders under 'Places' --> Desktop, Applications, Documents and My name which is the home folder. Now all I see is Desktop, Applications, and documents. How do I get it back if possible, and when I do how do I put it on the dock? Next to apps and downloads folder? Nevermind I found out how to add it. CMD+, for finder prefs, and then sidebar. I still have no idea how to put the home folder on the dock now.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How Can The Home Folder Size Be Bigger Than The Entire Hard Disk

Apr 2, 2012

My home folder shows a file size of 912 GB, yet the consumed space on my 1TB hard drive only shows 798 GB used.  How can that be, given that the home folder is stored on the hard drive (HD)?  I discovered the discrepancy when Time Machine wouldn't make backups anymore ... it said there wasn't enough space to even make an initial backup.  When tracked individually, the home folder along with the other folders on my HD show a combined size that totally fills up my drive, yet when I checked the space on my HD it says there's approximately 200 GB free.  I've run checks (Disk Utility) on both the HD and the external backup drive and they both checkout OK.  I excluded almost all of my files from the Time Machine preferences, then it was able to make a succesful backup.  Does that mean that the file sizes reported by Time Machine are correct (the drives completely full) and that there's something wrong with my internal HD? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27"

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OS X :: Recovering Accidentally Replaced Folder?

May 7, 2009

I accidentally deleted the contents of one folder by moving a folder into another folder that contained another folder of the same name (God, I hope that made sense). Thinking it would work like Windows, I didn't bother reading the dialog box that popped up and just clicked erase. Are my files gone for good or is there a way to recover them?

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OS X :: Accidentally Deleted Download Folder From Dock?

Jun 23, 2008

How do I get it back on the dock?

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OS X :: Accidentally Deleted An Applications Folder - Now Copied Improperly

Jul 29, 2009

I accidentally deleted the applications folder under my user directory. I made a duplicate from the hard drive directory and put it under user, but when I add new applications to one, it does not show up in the other like it used to. I guess I had a wrong idea of what duplicate does.

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OS X :: Home Folder Short Name Change Still Not Advisable - Nothing In Folder?

Apr 2, 2009

I know the Home Folder short name changing issue has been discussed already on here, and most people seem to advise either against it or to backup before proceeding. I just obtained my first MacBook Pro second hand, and it still has the previous owner's Home Folder and Short Name, even though he has deleted all his files from it, and there's only pretty much standard folders within it (Library, Applications), but nothing in them. I've been saving my own stuff elsewhere in another folder I created on the Mac HD drive. Is it fairly safe then to change his name over to my own following the steps on the Apple website, or would his home still be attached to certain important components? I'd rather not create a brand new account where I have to fiddle with settings again for everything, though I'm not sure if I may have to do that anyway. I'm using Leopard, by the way. The login he passed on at start-up still says administrator as a user name, though, not his shortname. Will that change also?

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OS X :: Hidden Home Folder - Cannot See The Folder Via Finder From Any Other Account

Mar 12, 2010

Anyway, one of my home folders for a user account has gone missing. when you are logged into the account it belongs to you can navigate to it via finder. However you cannot see the folder via finder from any other account. This account is NOT an admin. I had this problem when I was running tiger and it still remains now that I have leopard. 2Ghz INtel core 2 duo Aluminum iMac.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Access The Library Folder In The Home Folder?

Jun 9, 2012

It appears that the Library folder that is in the Home Folder (e.g./Users/Home/Liberary)has been made invisible in OS 10.7.x. However I have seen it because after converting samples Logic showed me the folder and its contents. I would very much like to move the samples from their present location in this folder on the startup disk to the EXS 24 samples folder  on the external RAID array that is dedicated to this purpose - - but I don't know how to make the Library folder visible.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 24GB RAM/MOTU 2408 mk3 audio interface

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ITunes :: My Entire Music Folder Is Missing

Jun 28, 2012

My entire iTunes music folder is missing. An "!" appears next to every song I try to play in iTunes. My playlist is still in iTunes but I can't locate any of the music. I tried searching for a song on all my hard drives but couldn't find it. The inside of my iTunes folder looks like this

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Accidentally Deleted The Downloads Folder From Dock

Apr 6, 2012

I Accidentally Deleted the Downloads Folder From My Dock How do I put it back?

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Accidentally Emptied My Trash With A Very Important Folder

Apr 11, 2012

I accidentally emptied my trash with a very important folder. Can I get it back?

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Applications :: How To Give Ownership Of An Entire Folder Strucrture?

Dec 16, 2009

I have recently started having a problem in that I don't have administrative write ability on certain folder structures. This problem is predominately in folder structures which are associated with a Sync app that I use called Super Flexible File Synchroniser. I am not able to save new files or edited files into this folder structure from any applications on my Mac i.e. Mail, Parallels, Office, iWork. I have had to save it somewhere else on the hard drive, then drag it into the folder I want it in, then Finder asks me for my password to "Authenticate" this change.
Is there a way to give myself ownership of an entire folder structure?

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Mac Pro :: Copy Entire Folder To External Hard Drive?

May 27, 2012

Can I copy entire folder to external hard drive?

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OS X :: Applications Folder Restore In Home Folder

May 17, 2010

Can anyone tell me how to make the applications folder reappear in my home folder without it looking like an alias? My steam install somehow messed it up so I had to delete it, and now I am trying to figure out how to get it back.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Remove A Folder Accidentally Dropped On Shaded Area At Top Of HDD Contents?

May 23, 2012

I was moving a folder (Beggs 5/12) from my desktop to my HD, and accidentally dropped it in the shaded area at the top of the HD when you are viewing your HD contents. I can't seem to remove it, only click on it to see contents.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Lost The Entire Library Folder From User Directory After Update?

Feb 4, 2012

With the update to OS-X 10.7.3 did anyone lose the entire Library folder from their user directory? I didn't notice until I started working on the installation of an application (beta version) and found the my entire ~/Library/ folder gone, all 57+ GBytes of it. I'm restoring it from Time Machine two days ago, but I wonder what happened with the update to completely remove it.

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OS X :: SL - Moving Some Folder In The Home Folder?

Dec 21, 2010

i would like to move some of the media folders in the home folder to another partition, for example the Movies, Pictures, Music, maybe even Documents and also keep the folder icons.Just recreating them in the other partition I lose the folder icons/designs so is there a good way to do this?I have already recreated a downloads folder and pointed all relevant programs to download anything into that folder/partition but I dont have the nifty icon...I cant delete any of the existing ones in the home folder even if I recreate them and I wonder what the repercussions are if I do it to my music folder i.e itunes etc

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: The 'Library' Folder That Supposed To Show Up In "home" Folder Is Not Showing Up?

Feb 22, 2012

If you click on your mac HD icon and go into the 'users' folder. Ther eis an icon with a house. This is what I think is called the 'home' folder. Usually, there is a folder in the 'Home' folder called 'Library' and I cant seem to locate it. Where did it go?

iMac, iOS 5.0.1

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Applications :: How To CHMOD On OSX

Jun 9, 2003

Sorry, really not a computer buff. Only learn what I need. However, I'm trying to install a program on my linux host and it says that I need to CHMOD a document to 777 in order to have it work. If I can CHMOD on OS X how to do that?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Find "Library" Folder In Home Folder

May 27, 2012

I just updated my MacBook to Lion, and I used to have a folder when using Leopard called "Library." I can't find it anymore. The only way to get to it is to open Xcode 4, make a Cocoa application, build it, then right-click the target, then click "Show in finder. This is what the library folder looks like after I do that:

I can still click the folder and it will show me its contents, but once I leave the home folder, the folder dissappears, and I can't find it:

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Model of 2008

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Applications :: What Does Chmod +x Thenameofthefile Mean

Jul 23, 2010

i need to change a plain text file to a unix exe file but all i can find is what the name of this post is, call me a noob whatever i just need a basic step by step

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Software :: Execute .sh In GUI Without Chmod +x

May 7, 2009

I'll have to provide some background info so you know what's going on. I'm setting up a preconfigured .conf for Viscosity (OpenVPN). What my sh script does is copies all the pertinent files to the correct folders and runs sed to customize it for the particular user. Normally you'd just chmod +x it to make it executable..in this situation EVERYTHING needs to be rolled up into one click as this will be distributed to 'uninformed' users and needs to be foolproof. I've tried "sh->app" rollers such as platypus and they suck and only run half of my script at best. So experts, I Ask, how does one make a self-contained, executable .sh script that can be distributed and executed on multiple computers without ANY user intervention beyond "download this and double click it"

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OS X :: How To Rename Home Folder

Sep 19, 2010

I have Root - but can't seem to rename my home folder.

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OS X :: Home Folder Name Change

Sep 21, 2010

I am aware that there are plenty of other threads asking this question, and that there is even a page in Apple Support regarding the solution to this. The reason I've come here is because nothing I've come across has worked so far. Apple Support, and various replies to threads, have all told me that I must enable the root user, log in as the root user, and then navigate to the Users folder, at which point I could then re-name my home folder as I would normally do with any other folder, and then create a new account with the same name as the folder.

What I did was enable the root, log in as the root, and then go to the Users folder. That's where I was forced to stop, as I was still unable to edit the Home folder's name. I normally change folder names by right-clicking on the folder, selecting Get Info, and then just editing name in the little window that pops up. I know that you can also click on the folder and press enter, which is much faster. Neither of these methods worked; I'm still unable to edit the Home folder. My account is the first and only account to have been made on the computer, obviously making me an administrator, so there shouldn't be a problem there. I have a Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard.

I recently tried to edit it after reading another thread on this forum by going to the Account Preferences and right-clicking my user to access the Advanced Options. I changed my user's name to what I'd wanted it to be known as, and it did nothing to the Home folder. So I went back to change it back to what it was, and I'm unable to unlock the Lock button. I haven't logged out, and am unsure as to whether or not I'll be able to log back in again. I tried unlocking it with my account name, the name I'd changed when I was last able to access that area (which is the same as my account name), and the name it used to be, and none of them are working. This worries me greatly, as I'm now unable to log out, in case I'd be restricted from logging back in.

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OS X :: Possible To Rename Home Folder?

Oct 30, 2010

I am having problems with my user account, and I need to start fresh with a new account. My plan is to create a new user account and transfer my documents and images (but not my preferences) from my current account to that one. However, once I've migrated the data, I'd like to rename the new home folder with the same name as the old one to prevent any broken links from applications that will be looking for files in my old account.

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OS X :: Adding Home Folder To New HDD

Nov 13, 2008

I got an HDD from a friend and its pretty faster than the one my Mac Pro has. What I want to do is, put all the system files, apps etc in that new HDD, but have my home folder on my old HDD which is bigger. How can I do that from software side? I am guessing it would cause problems to just move my home folder to another HDD.

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OS X :: How To Rename The Home Folder

Aug 29, 2009

i have my home folder named something but it is not exactly what i want. my co woorker set it up but it is just numbers and it isen't exactly what i want. how can i change my the name with out needing a new user account made up.

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OS X :: Change Home Folder Name?

Jul 14, 2010

On my old MBP, my home folder (/Users/username) was just my first name, with a capital first letter. On my new MBP, it is firstnamelastname, all one word, all lower case. How can I change it?

I tried this, but I still can't edit the name.

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MacBook Pro :: Do Have To Copy Individual Files Or Can Copy Entire Folder To External Hard Drive

May 27, 2012

Do I have to copy each file individually or can I copy an entire folder to external hard drive?

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1

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OS X :: Home Folder House Icon Gone?

Apr 2, 2010

I am using a Mac PowerBook running Leopard 10.5.8. Somewhere along the way my Home Folder (Little House) changed to just a folder on the dock. It has all the correct stuff in it but how can I change the icon back to the house? I am not permitted to drag the Home Folder (House) icon on to the dock. No big deal but wonder how it happened and how to correct this. I do notice sometimes for a split second the House Icon will appear but immediately switch back to a folder.

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MacBook Pro :: Changing Name Of Home Folder In 10.6

Nov 18, 2010

for some reason steve jobs used my email address as the name for my home folder. unfortunately, this is not ideal. i looked it up and there is a way to change it: [URL] but it doesn't seem updated for 10.6. Also one of the steps is to just rename your home folder which it will not allow me to do.

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OS X :: Home Folder 10.6.5 - Acting Very Slow

Nov 21, 2010

I got me a macbook pro 10.6.5, 8 gb memory, and 2.8 intel processor - software newly updated and all in order and I keep it pretty organized and use my permissions repairs and all that malarky and all was fine and good until I closed the lid on my When i opened it, it was acting very slow - much slower than normal and had a lot of spinning beach-balls of death. I forced it to shut-down as it did not seem as if it was in a happy place, and upon restarting, things are going even SLOWER.

Weirdly, too my finder sidebar had jumped back to defaults. in trying to open itunes, it had also gone back to defaults, and when i tired to open my mail, it crashed out, saying it could not index anything... I've managed to get my mail programme working, (practically by reinstalling everything) but - and here's the kicker - I can open firefox and use internet and other programmes ok, at regular speed, but if I try click onto my home folder, or documents folder or anything that has to do with this account, the whole thing freezes and takes AGES to do anything, beach balls of death, etc... I've even opened new account and tried to access that guest account's home folder and documents etc, and there are no issues with speed or access.

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OS X :: Do I Copy My Home Folder To The Other Drive

Jan 12, 2011

I want to move my home folder to another drive. Do I copy my home folder to the other drive, then go into sys prefs, accounts, advanced, etc and then change it?When I change it without copying it, none of my settings etc are still there.

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OS X :: Shortcut To Home Folder On Desktop?

Feb 23, 2008

Does anyone know how to add a shortcut to my home folder to my desktop? I searched the forums but didn't find the answer.

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OS X :: Lost Everything After Changed Home Folder Name

May 27, 2009

One of my friends just called me, saying he changed the name of his home folder, and after a restart, everything is gone.

I've never done this, and I don't know what to do to fix it. Quick googling has come up with nothing useful.

He's got an album that he just recorded, which isn't backed up, and so he's pretty distraugh.

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OS X :: How To Recover The Deleted Home Folder?

Dec 27, 2009

I just wanted to rename an account ,then I made a new one according to the tips,but I forgot to drag the content to the new named one and accidentally choose to delete the home folder in account pane.operating in root account,er why the deleted folder not in the trash ,almost 100g lost ,any good idea to recover it?using a software named stellar phoenix scanning and recovering. Operating in Leopard

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OS X :: Home Folder On Separate Drive

Aug 17, 2010

Is it possible to use Filevault and/or Time Machine (to back up the home folder, obviously) if the home folder is not on the boot drive? Additionally, is there anything else I should know about before I set up my computer this way?

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Software :: My Home Folder And Desktop Are Different?

May 14, 2010

My home folder and desktop are different than before. I closed my macbook for the night to put it to sleep and i heard it reboot. I logged in as normal in the morning but my desktop was different and none of my pictures from iphoto or music from itunes was there, in fact it was as if i had never used the programs. I can find the my profile in the user section and all my stuff is in there but the computer wont load it and when i go to user permissions it says i dont have rights to modify the folder. I tried to rename the folder the original name i used but it wont let me rename it, in fact the computer thinks my profile is a drive and asks me if i want to eject it. I changed the name in april but this is mid may and its rebooted tons of times with the new name. how do i get it to boot to my correct user?

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MacBook Pro :: Cache.db In Home Folder?

Feb 17, 2012

I just did a restore from my time machine back up, and now there is a Cache.db file in my home folder.Can I just delete it?  Or should I just make it hidden?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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