OS X V10.7 Lion :: Copy A File To Which Root Doesn't Have Access

Mar 17, 2012

Logged in as root, when I try to copy my TimeMachine backup to a new disk I get:

An error occurred.The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error -5000.)


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OS X :: Bug In IOKit Provides Hacker Root Access

Jul 2, 2010

Finally some mac news. Only not positive newsI don't feel well to translate it today.Source (Dutch):

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Intel Mac :: Access To Root Account?

Jun 27, 2012

Access to root account?

Info:G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1.9ghz, 1.5Gb, 160HDD

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OS X :: Keychain Access - Root Certificate Not Trusted

Mar 21, 2010

In my keychain access I have the following:
com.apple.kerberos.kdc and com.apple.systemdefault both show "This root certificate is not trusted"
Dashboard Advisory shows "This certificate was signed by an unknown authority."
I don't know what the notices mean (beyond the obvious that something is untrusted) nor do I know what to do about it.

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OS X :: Trying To Access Root Drives On Profile Space At Work

Sep 14, 2010

I am running my Macbook Pro at work through the LAN. My work has a windows 2003 server. Everything has been fine (well just about) until today, when I couldn't get onto any internet sites. It would let me access all of the local work intranet site, but it wouldn't even let me on google. It worked fine yesterday, and all the Win PCs around me were all still up and running. I tried using a different port but to no avail. Also, I am still trying to access my root drives that are on my profile space at work. e.g R:\Venusgroupswbl etc etc. I want to connect to these through my mac.

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Software :: Filemaker Doesnt Recognise Root Access?

Jul 23, 2008

i have been trying to install filemaker server connector which needs root access. i enabled root user and logged into it for the install but the installer still asks to login as root.

is there anyway of forcing the installer? is there something else i can do to give the installer "root" access?

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Software :: Root Access By Enabling Actual Account Briefly

Mar 27, 2010

On my Mac (10.6.2), I always would do this to access root if I had to:
sudo su - or just
sudo su

Well, I had to enable the actual root account briefly and then I disabled it. Now, I can't do sudo su or sudo su -, I just get a Sorry message. If I renable root, I can do it. What's also interesting is that both sudo -i and sudo -s work just fine with root disabled. Why can I no longer do "sudo su -" with root disabled?

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MacBook Pro :: Keychain Access - Three Out Of Four Root Certificates Marked As Not Trusted

Apr 10, 2012

In Keychain Access, My "Certificates" and "Keys", three out of the four root certificates are marked as: This root certificate is not trusted (in red) com.apple.ubiquity.peer-uuid- times two and one: com.apple.ubiquity.ssl - then five groups of numbers for each. Is this something that should concern me or is it something to do with the problems I am having, Mail - some addresses I use are not sync and have a warning sign! Are these certificates needed to be trusted for mail configuration?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder -> Doesn't Find Files In Root / Library

Jun 3, 2014

I wanted to put the "Epson Printer Utility 4" application in my dock bar. So in Finder, I selected File > Find, and set it to "Name" "begins with" "Epson Printer".

Mavericks found the "Epson Printer Finder" application in [Root] / Applications / Epson Software, but it did not find "Epson Printer Utility 4" in [Root] / Library / Printers / EPSON / InkjetPrinter2 / Utility / UT4. As a test, I also tried File > Find for the "World Clock" widget in [Root] / Library / Widgets - also not found.

Both files are fully visible to me, and I have have Admin privileges. I set my Finder preferences to "Search This Mac" when performing a search. I can't find any other preference to have Mavericks really, truly search ALL of This Mac, including the root directory folders.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Safest Way To Copy A 6 Gb .dmg File

Mar 18, 2012

What's the safest way to copy a 6 gb .dmg file that has 4 gb of data on it, to another .dmg file with the same name, same data just changing to 5gb size.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Copy File On Hard Disk?

Mar 22, 2012

I am able to copy files on a pen drive but I am unable to copy files on a hard disk directly.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: To Reinstall Fresh Lion OS X How To Load Copy Of Install File

Jun 28, 2014

I would like to re-install OSX 10.7, how do I find the copy of the install disk? Can I just use a software process to re-install? Clean install, not a backup.

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OS X Mavericks :: SMB Share Unable To Write File To Root

Sep 8, 2014

We are running OSX mavericks 10.9.4 which connects a network windows share on login. 

I have see the share and navigate through its files fine however, if I try drag a file to the root of the share the green plus does not appear and I am unable to copy it. I am however, able to copy it to a sub folder within the same view. 

Permissions are definitely correct and have the same permissions as the sub folders previously mentioned. If I go into a sub folder and back to the root, I am then able to copy the file as intended. It is based in an AD environment so these are all new users viewing the share from the MAC for the very first time. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Set Up To Access File Remotely

May 31, 2012

Ok, this may sound stupid, so here goes. I have always worked for companies that had all of our files on a server. Because of this server I was able to work from home on many occasions. I now have my own design company and want to set up a server in my home that I can access remotely from my office. I don't have the faintest idea where to start. I have purchased the mac mini server (I want a dedicated computer for the server) but what's next? I have a domain name, web hosting and dedicated IP. What else do I need to get to set this up? I am pretty good with computers, I just don't have a clue what I need to make this happen.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Automator Copy Finder Items - File Couldn't Be Saved Error

Jun 7, 2012

I have a simple automator sequence that suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason.  Copy Finder Items has started returning an error "the file xxx couldn't be saved to the folder yyy"  Happens for different files and folders. Can't see anythng that's changed. 

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPad, iOS 5

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Limit File Access For Different Users In 10.7.4?

Jun 18, 2012

We had everything working perfectly with an earlier version of Lion Server. The update to 10.7.3, or 4, seems to have opened access to all files for all users. Much to our surprise, this wide-open access started without warning.  

- We have an external drive that contains all of the company's archives 

- We had set access for one employee to get to the files he needs, and different access for another employee. Neither saw sharepoints outside of their access settings. 

After an update, each employee can see and log in to all sharepoints. There doesn't seem to be a way to limit access for each employee now. I can set 'read' access for one employee, but it doesn't stop the other employee from accessing that sharepoint/folder. 

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OS X :: Hiding File Inside Image File / Unable To Access Hidden File?

Mar 24, 2008

I managed to successfully hide the file: cat picture.jpg hidden.rtf.zip > picture2.jpg

results in a picture (picture2.jpg) that is the size of the sum of picture.jpg and hidden.rtf.zip. I presume this means that I am successfully putting hidden into the picture.I can open picture2.jpg, but I can't figure out a way to access the hidden zip.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Access Time Machine To Restore Lost File?

Jun 14, 2012

I cannot enter Time Machine (to restore a file that was lost) by clicking on the Time Machine icon.The machine backs up all right, but I just don't seem to have access.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Using Time Machine

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Copied Some File From One External Drive To Another And The Folders Doesn't Show An Arrow?

Mar 5, 2012

I copied some file from one external drive to another and the folders doesn't show an arrow which I could click to show the contents of the folder. When I do get info it doesn't show the size of the folder but the hard drive that I copied from does. How do you make it show the arrow and size?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Why Does Mac OX 10.6.8 Keep Making Copies Of File Anytime Download / Copy / Move File

Feb 25, 2012

Why does Mac OX 10.6.8 keep making copies of a file anytime I download, copy, or move a file? It will copy, dowload or move the file, then begin making copies until I reboot. This makes it impossible to deal wit hfiles unless I want to spend a lot of time rebooting after every time, then deleting all the redundant copies.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mount SMB Share As Root?

Feb 18, 2012

I'm currently working on migrating some machines from Snow Leopard to Lion, and I have a bunch of postimaging scripts that are fired on first boot. The first script automatically mounts an SMB share to copy the rest of the postimaging scripts and run them. However it would seem that it is no longer possible to mount an SMB share as root (root as in running sudo -i as an admin account to get to a root shell, or running the command prefixed with sudo) as it fails with "mount_smbfs: server rejected the connection: Authentication error". As far as I can tell, the request is not actually making it to the SMB server, as there is no log entries indicating a failure for this particular user to logon.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Log In As Root Or Change Password

Mar 19, 2012

How to enable the root userOS X LionFrom the Apple menu choose System Preferences....From the View menu choose Users & Groups.Click the lock and authenticate as an administrator account.Click Login Options....Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right.Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.Choose Enable Root User from the Edit menu.Enter the root password you wish to use in both the Password and Verify fields, then click OK.For some reason this does not even booting for instalation media it says that the disc can not be changed.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Root Login Fails Mac Osx 10.7.3

Jun 29, 2012

I am trying to use the Apple-approved method of changing a user account short name. This involves enabling the Root User, logging in as root, and then perform a few simple steps. I've done this many times before successfully on many different Macs. However on this particular MacBook Air, while I can enable root and enter the appropriate password via the "Other" choice at the 10.7 login screen, logging in as root fails. Here's what happens:


Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Move Files From Root To User?

Jun 2, 2012

I was having a lot of problems with my new (Christmas 11) MPB. It was very sluggish and occasionally would freeze. I took it to my Apple Store and the Genius said I was running all my apps in root and had too many files on the desktop.They should be under a user. Any files on the desktop are refreshed frequently, such as graphics (CAD, pictures, etc.) and that was what was killing performance. She then proceded to move my files/apps to my user profile.

Since I am the only user, I never paid any attention to where the files were.I would like to verify the information above and do the same process on two other computers, but I didn't catch enough of what she did to do it solo.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I7, 8GB, 750GB, Lion

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Test1.txt Test2.txt And So On In Root Directory?

Jun 4, 2012

I recently upgraded to Lion and now I see some strange test.txt documents on the lowest level of my hard drive. They are filled with some xml and soap stuff. Last one is made nearly a year ago. What frightens me is that it contains passwords. The documents are found by spotlight so a password search on my mac will come up with those documents.Were are they coming from?Can I safely remove them? an example:


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Logging Back In To Account After Using Root User

May 1, 2012

After enabling the root user and logging into that account I tried to log back into my regular user and found that everything was set back to default. No files, pictures, anything...  

Going into the Users folder I can see my account and it has all of the files on the desktop and such. 

How do I log back into my regular user account with all of my settings? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Enabling Root User From Directory Utility

May 16, 2012

I am trying to enable the root user from the Directory Utility Edit Menu. It was greyed out. Why and how I can enable the root user?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Subfolder Creating At Root Of Main Branch?

Jun 7, 2012

Maybe I am doing something wrong here, but each time I want to create a subfolder inside another folder the newly created folder is created at the root of the main banch and then I either to drag and drop it into place or copy and paste it in.Is there a way to create a folder exactly where I want it?

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ITunes Doesn't Copy Media To Library

May 6, 2012

I have a number of iTunes libraries, and for the "supplementary" ones, I set the preferences so that iTunes does not copy the media to the Library, instead it just references it.Usually the original media is on a disk other than the one the Library is located on.However I have noticed that when I do this, and add media to the Library, it changes the modification date of all the original media files. This is very impolite and improper behaviour. Why does iTunes change the modification date? For a start, all my backups are made out of sync, because they now think these files have been changed when they haven't.Is there any way to stop this and make iTunes play nice?I haven't tried making the files "read only" but frankly one should not need to do that to avoid the problem (and maybe iTunes would spit the dummy with read only files?).

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2 x 2.66 Dual Core

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MacBook Pro :: Why Copy And Paste Doesn't Work Anymore

Jun 27, 2012

where is the problem- my copy and paste doesnt work anymore. Neither shortcut cmd+c/cmd+v, nor any other way. I used it often and there was no problem before.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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