23235 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2010 5:37 PM by spile1962
An administrator account isn't able to access everything on the system directly; this is partly for the privacy of other users and partly for OS security. Select that folder, choose Get Info from the File menu, and change the settings under Sharing & Permissions; you either need to be the account holder or open the padlock to change them.
I followed ur directions : went to Get Info-under Sharing & Permissions it said I had no access. Under this message there was two column, one titled "Name" & the other "Privilege." Under "name" was my user name & under "Privilege" was Read & Write." The second row under "Name" was "everyone" with "No Access" in the "Privilege" column. I opened the padlock. A window with this message appeared: "Type your password to allow Finder to make changes." I entered my password, which was accepted. I have to admit at this point I was lost in what to do.
Closed the padlock. Tried to open document with no luck! <ha>
My "users: folder has two users name: under the :house: icon is one name while another folder has another user name i use. I don't have any problem opening any folder in the "House" icon folder - it's the other folder that I have an issue with.
I am in a double bind. I am the admin but can't open the folder. I can't even add myself and myself is grayed out when I do the unlock and + to add a new user. It's not helpful to tell me to become the admin when I am blocked out of being the admin. Time Capsule no longer works, and I can't access my g-drive.