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Im locked out of my music folder.

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Jan 28, 2013 3:28 PM

im locked out of my music folder, I did not change my permission. please help!!!!

 

the error is "The folder “Music” can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents. "

 

the permission box in info says "you have unkown access. "

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to msi123)

    Please run this command in Terminal (copy the whole line and paste into Terminal, then hit return) and post the results. If you want, you can paste into a text editor first and remove your user name. Just replace it with "username" or something like that.

    ls -aleO@ ~/
    

    It will list all of the folders in your home and the permissions set on them.

    That will help determine if we need to do a full scale reset or just fix the Music folder.

    Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:56 AM (in response to msi123)

    I'm not sure why you are locked out of Music, but you can change it to default with this:

    chmod 700 ~/Music

    Your Movies folder is also set to be accessable to all. Again, this will fix it if that is not what you want:

    chmod 700 ~/Movies

    You've also got an ACL set for Spotlight to access the /Users folder. I'm not sure why.

    Again, I don't know that any of that would prevent you from doing anything in those fodlers.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:17 AM (in response to msi123)

    That might have been put there by Spotlight while it indexes.

     

    I don't see any reason you would not have access to that folder. Everything there says you are the owner and have read, write, and execute permissions.

     

    Have you restarted and logged back in?

     

    Not the issue at hand, but If you log into your Macbook Pro from the Server using your Macbook Pro login credentials, you should be able to access everything on your Macbook Pro just as if you were logged into it. No need for the other permissions.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:35 AM (in response to msi123)

    You can try Resetting Home folder Permissions.

    Just follow the steps for Lion as it is the same for Mountain Lion.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:03 PM (in response to msi123)

    That's an additional Music folder you created on your Desktop. Likely is the reason everything looks correct, but you don't have permission.

     

    What is the result of this command?

    ls -aleO@ /Users/aaronhertrich/Desktop/Music
    

     

    These should fix it:

    sudo chown aaronhertrich:staff /Users/aaronhertrich/Desktop/Music
    chmod 700 /Users/aaronhertrich/Desktop/Music
    

     

    The sudo command will run chown (change owner) with elevated privileges. It will ask for your admin password. When you type it out, you won't see anything on the screen. Just type the password when requested and hit return.

    Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to msi123)

    I don't understand the error with sudo. I'm confused though that it allowed you to change the mode if it couldn't change the owner back to you. What does the list command show, now?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,385 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to msi123)

    I think I may now understand the response from sudo.

    Can you run ls with sudo?

     

    sudo ls -aleO /Users/aaronhertrich/Desktop/Music
    
    Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
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