OS X V10.7 Lion :: "Mail Can't Open Because You Don't Have The Necessary Permissions To Change The Folder Where It Saves Information"

Apr 2, 2012

I am no longer able to open Mail. I get the message: "Mail can't open because you don't have the necessary permissions to change the folder where it saves information"  It then goes on to tell me where mail stores information and to go to that folder and use the Get Info window to change the privileges to Read and Write (which they already were). I authenticate, change them to Read and then back to Read and Write, click the lock and try again. Same result. I tried to take a screen shot of that window and got this message: "Your screen shot can't be saved. You don't have permission to save files in the location wherescreen shots are stored." Last night I tried to take a screen shot and got the same message. I repaired permissions in Disk Utility and there were thousands of permissions repaired.

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

Feb 25, 2012

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May 5, 2012

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iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 27, 2012

I'm using mac os x server as SMB file sharing server and i got some issues with permissions. 

I try to use POSIX permissions. I put :

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group -> read & write
other -> read only 

And after propagate these permissions it's working fine.

Until an user create a folder or a file and i see that the permissions of it are :

owner -> read & write
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I have set default permissions on new files and folder for this sharepoint with the great permissions for the group. But it didn't work..Someone have a solution ?

Info:
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Jun 9, 2012

I have two users on my mac and am having some issues with sharing files.  I created a shared folder and gave the other user read/write permissions.  When I log in as that user, the folder can be accessed, but some of the files in that folder cannot be accessed.  These are all photos, and for the most part I'm dropping them into the shared folder from iPhoto.   

I tried it again by using the Public folder with the same result.  However, there isn't consistency with the actual files that don't have permission.  In other words, the shared folder I created may have a file that does not have permission, but that same file does have permission when I dropped it in the Public folder.  So it is totally random as to which files in the shared folder don't have permission to be accessed.   

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Jun 24, 2012

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Apr 20, 2012

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Apr 24, 2012

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Can't Open / Delete File With Unknown Permissions

Jun 4, 2014

I was using Logic Pro X and the program crashed before I could save my project. There is now a file called "untitled" that appears to be a Logic Project file, however I cannot delete, open, rename, and move it anywhere.  When I try to click and drag the file icon, it doesn't allow me to move it anywhere.    
When right-click on the file, it pops up the window, but there are only a few options available.  I went to "get info" and saw that the file permissions are "unknown".  I've tried repairing disk permissions in the disk utility, however the file is still unaccessible.It's not a large file (only 578K), but it would still like to remove it. 

Info:
MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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Jun 6, 2009

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Feb 13, 2012

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Info:
Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mar 30, 2012

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Apr 19, 2012

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May 21, 2012

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Dec 12, 2009

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login: PAM Error (line 400): System error
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[Process exited - exit code 1]
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Mar 20, 2012

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May 4, 2012

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