3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 11:56 AM by baltwo
Achim Schroeer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

 

Since a larger update (Lion 10.7.5 on my Mac-Mini) including parts of OS X itself and iTunes 10.7 I think I have access problems.

I observe the following behavior:

 

* iTunes:

Every time I start iTunes I have to accept the license agreement again.

 

* Mail:

When I open the preferences page and then press the red “close” button an error window pops up that states something like “Error storing preferences” (I have a german language OS), probably wrong access rights in ~/Library/Preferences“.

 

* When moving files from one folder to the other (using the finder) in my home directory tree the systems copies instead of moving ( unix mv ).

 

* I cannot install the “adblock plus” add-on in Firefox (also because of wrong access rights in the profile folder).

 

* StandBy does not work any more.

 

I tried already the following remedies all without success:

 

* I repaired the access rights using disk-utility. But I think that changes nothing, cause it seems to repair the same errors each time I start it.

 

* I also reset the access rights of my home folder using “resetpassword” after restart also without any change in the wrong behavior.

 

* I used applejack.

 

I'm stuck!


Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Wrong Access Rights, unable to repair
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,125 points)

    Step one is to create a new admin user account, log into it, and see if the problem persists.

  • 2. Re: Wrong Access Rights, unable to repair
    Achim Schroeer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

    thanks for the hint. It did not solve my problem, but it gave me an idea of the cause.

     

    I think, user "system" or "admin" was missing to have rw-access in the home dir, in detail:

     

    The newly created user, although of being an admin, had no rights. He could not start mail and system preferences. So I looked at the access rights in his home directory and realized that "system" has read/write access.

    The existing user with my access rights problem had no user "system".

    I tried to add "system" but failed. So I added the user "administrators/admin" to the list of users having read/write access in the home directory.

    This solved the problem.

    Someone (maybe me) must have deleted it before.

     

    Thanks again.

     

    Achim

  • 3. Re: Wrong Access Rights, unable to repair
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,125 points)

    thumbsup.gif   Glad you worked things out. Good computing.