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User's file permissions are broken

232 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 10:38 AM by Espeon RSS
Espeon Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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Feb 4, 2013 6:17 AM

Recently, I had to log in under the Admin account on a school computer and seize a user's files as my own to look through them (I manage laptops for a school). I finished sifting through them, and it appears there is no easy way to set the permissions back for the user's folder and all its subfolders. I already tried the "Repair Disk Permissions" functionality. Also, the other user is not an administrator, if that makes any difference.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to Espeon)

    How did you 'seize' them in the first place?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,745 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to Espeon)

    So you what, opened an Info window on the users home folder, changed the permissions and selected apply to enclosed items


    (or something of the sort).

    Getting this fixed is going to be difficult enough for you as it is. Supplying accurate and inclusive information will make the process possible.


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