OS X :: Get Unknown User On Sharing & Permission HD?

Oct 18, 2008

I just noticed on my main boot drive, in the sharing and permissions section. Their is a user named ''unknown'' This unkown user has read only permissions, and is grayed out. I have tried removing this user by clicking the minus sign. It has no effect. I cant change their privilege level either. I can do this with the other users listed. The ones that aren't grayed out.This (unknown) user is not listed with the rest of the users. Found in the sharing options, under system preferences. In fact all sharing options are turned off. I don't have a wireless network, nor do I run time machine.


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I have tried both from Terminal and from Finder, and I am not allowed to create new directories under ny homedir. By going to Finder and going under "Get Info" for my homedir, I have gone to Sharing & Permissions and changed from Read Only to Read & Write which seems to fix it. I have however not been there before and made any changes, and I am therefore worried that by changing this to R&W I am fixing a symptom and not the core problem.

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May 4, 2010

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Jan 18, 2009

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Apr 4, 2012

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I have tried -  

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3. I have done everything the manuals here have asked me to do...

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I read a tutorial on moving the library to a shared folder, but I am hoping I do not have to do that. The drive is available to her library, just that nothing happens after I select it.  

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Feb 2, 2010

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Now, when she buys a song from iTunes, it downloads to her user account's iTunes music folder, not to the shared folder. Then if I want the song in my library, I have to manually add it. We're both using the same iTunes store user account. There HAS to be an easier way to do this. We both have the "keep iTunes library orginized" checked.

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Mar 18, 2008

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Feb 27, 2012

I have two users defined on my macbook (one is New, and the other one, the Old one, is what I've always had).I was re-configuring File Sharing on the Old user.I turned files sahring off in the Old User, but when I log into the New, I can still acess to some folders that I have never set to be shared; only few folders have the red restricted access on it. The New User does have file sharing disabled, and non of its folder can be accessed; so, it's working Ok for this New User. 

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Jan 12, 2010

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Jan 12, 2010

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Apr 20, 2009

I am running an iMac G5 Version 10.5.6 (Leopard) and I have activated every security feature I can find.

I have disabled all sharing, I have disabled guest access, I have the firewall up allowing only essential services, and I am in stealth mode.

In spite of this, he is obviously able to see every website I visit, and I am afraid he can view my email or the court documents etc. on my machine.

When I click on my harddrive icon, I can see his machine, listed as PC server, under 'sharing', even though I have disabled all sharing!!

There does not seem to be an option to disconnect him, or block him.

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Jul 4, 2012

I am trying to set up my home network to have the iMac share its' media library via iTunes, and access that media on other devices in the home.  I would like to use iTunes Music Sharing, which is a very simple setup on the iMac and doesn't require any Apple ID to be entered on the devices accessing the shared library.  However, I have found that the iPhone and iPad will not even see the shared media library when the iMac is set up to share its' library. 

Only when I enable Home Sharing on the iMac, and configure Home Sharing on the iPhone and iPad, do I see the shared library available on those devices. 

I would like to allow other family members in the household to access the shared media library without requiring them to have my Apple ID and password.  iTunes Music Sharing is supposed to allow this. 

Does iTunes Music Sharing not work when trying to share to an iPhone or iPad? 

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Sep 3, 2009

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Feb 8, 2012

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Apr 15, 2008

I lost the install disk for my computer (Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger), and need to change my password (I forgot it ). I can only access single user mode. Is there any way that I can create an Administrator-Status user in Single User Mode? (NOTE: The "root" user isn't really an option since I enabled it a while ago and it has the same password as my current user, which I forgot...).

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Nov 27, 2009

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Mar 24, 2012

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Apr 18, 2012

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Mar 17, 2012

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May 21, 2012

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Nov 10, 2009

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When I try to quit (or force quit) this process in the Activity Monitor, it will go away for a second and then come right back.

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Apr 10, 2010

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Jul 12, 2010

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Apr 28, 2012

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May 5, 2012

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