2213 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2011 4:54 PM by TGH
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2011 3:12 PM (in response to TGH)There are certain folders which are reserved by the System - I'm surprised if that's the only one you haven't been able to change. Folders such as Movies, Documents, Pictures, Music, Library, Public and Sites should be left alone.24 inch iMac (10.6.6), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.6), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to TGH)Movies has the Deny Delete ACL set on it, which prevents a user from changing or deleting it. Documents, Library, Desktop, and the other OS X supplied home folder subfolders have it too.
Run this command in Terminal to remove this ACL from your Movies folder:
chmod -N ~/Movies
You then should be able to rename that folder with Finder. If you want to put the Deny Delete ACL back on, use this:
chmod +a "everyone deny delete" ~/MoviesiMac (3.06GHz Intel, OS X 10.6.6), eMac (1.25GHz PowerPC G4, OS X 10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to TGH)Yes, you don't have permission to do it. You can change it in the Terminal. Search for the unix move (mv) command.1.8 SP G5/MBP 2.33/iPhone/MBP Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to TGH)TGH - please be aware (as you possibly already are) that if you want to follow the advice in this thread about using the Terminal you must enter the data exactly as given, including spaces, and be very careful what you do. You can do immense damage in the Terminal, and there are no 'are you sure' warnings.24 inch iMac (10.6.6), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.6), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2011 4:54 PM (in response to TGH)Everyone, thanks for the advice (and warnings). I do appreciate it. Rest assured, this is not my first time 'round the bend, so I'm careful. I did figure out the solution and it was Király's post that got me moving in the right direction.
I didn't do exactly what you posted, I stayed with a process I'm more familiar with. In Terminal I did the following:
1. ls -le ~/ (this gave me the permissions and ACL's) I saw ~/Movies had 0: group:everyone deny delete
2. chmod -a# 0 ~/Movies (removed the 0 ACL entry)G5 PPC 1.8 Ghz 2 Ghz RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 17" 2.16 Ghz MBP 1 GB RAM (10.6 Snow Leopard)