Tag Archive: Permissions


How & Why to Repair Disk Permissions in OS X with Disk Utility

Repairing Disk Permissions is a simple procedure that Mac users can run with the Disk Utility app or through the command line, and, as the name suggests, it repairs the permissions of various files on the target drive. Repairing permissions can be helpful when troubleshooting some fairly specific issues, or after installing or uninstalling a … Read More

Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged … Read More

Move Files While Keeping Permissions Intact with “Paste Item Exactly” in the Mac OS X Finder

Cutting and pasting files within the OS X Finder is an easy way to move files and folders around on the Mac, particularly for Windows converts, but by default the cut and paste function changes permissions and ownership during the file move process. For the most part that is desirable, but if you are logged … Read More

Maintain File Ownership & Permissions When Copying With Duplicate Exactly in OS X

Duplicate Exactly in Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 include a nice new ability to be able to duplicate and paste files exactly. Basically this means that if a file is owned by another user, Duplicate Exactly and Paste Exactly will preserve the files original ownership and permissions, rather than copy the file with the current user becoming the new owner.

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Repair User Permissions in Mac OS X Lion

Repair User Permissions in OS X Lion In Mac OS X Lion, repairing permissions from the Disk Utility app doesn�t repair the users file permissions, oddly this has to be done separately on a per-user basis. If you�re running into problems with Spotlight not finding documents or folders, or if you�re having other issues that can usually be fixed with a permissions repair, this can resolve those problems.

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