3810 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2009 3:26 PM by Weeble in disguise
This is a new one on me. Try deleting this file.
/Users/YourName/Library/Preferences. Drag that file from the Preferences folder to the Trash, empty the Trash and restart your Mac.
Since you can't access the Pictures folder from iPhoto or Image Capture, this might be a shared library issue. Go here. http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/sharedlibraryerrors.html
Thank you. I tried deleting the plist as you suggested but no change unfortunately. I also tried repairing permissions, and there are some items it says cannot be repaired but no idea what they are?
"Permissions differ on "private/var/log/secure.log", should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r----- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.usbmuxd.plist", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are -rwxr-xr-x .
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/setregion" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Versions/A/Resources/runner " has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/IOMs/LPRIOM.plugin/Contents/MacOS/LPRIOMHelper" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26.
Permissions differ on "private/var/spool/cups/cache/rss", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are drwxrwxr-x .
Permissions differ on "Library", should be drwxrwxr-t , they are drwxrwxr-x .
Permissions repair complete"
Mac OS X 10.5: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore (In other worse, you don't need to be concerned. Those are really permissions, they are messages that can be ignored.
Did you check out the shared library link I posted?
Since repairing permissions didn't work, you could try doing an Archive and Install.
Packages are folders with the .pkg or .mpkg extensions. The extension is often hidden but, if you select the package and press cmd+I to get info, you should be able delete the extension and revert to a normal folder.
You obviously need the correct permissions to do this and it doesn't explain how the problem occurred.
Thanks - I can't make the Pictures folder/package show me any sort of extension - I have turned on extensions in the preferences, but they are only visible for files, not for folders, and the Get Info doesn't show an extension either.
I have copies all the contents of the Pictures folder (after 'show package contents') onto an external hard drive into a folder I have labelled Pictures. Can I delete the Pictures 'package' on my Macbook and replace it with the folder from the external drive, or will the system know it's not the proper folder? Everything else seems fine and I don't really want to have to do an 'archive and install' if I can avoid it!
Someone else here did the same thing. They got it fixed by going to the Apple store Genius bar. I asked for info on how to fix it, but the poster never responded.
Try opening Terminal and type the following
This will list your home directory.
It should show you the name of the Pictures folder as something like Pictures.pkg. Now, rename the folder using the move command
If the current name is something different, then replace Pictures.pkg with the actual name. Move is the rename command in unix because every file name is actually the full path to the file. So, moving the file renames it.
mv Pictures.pkg Pictures
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