2988 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2011 4:54 PM by 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" ~/Movies
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.
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)