You do not even have read permissions on those folders. Thats how you get that icon.
When you look at the permissions on the desktop folder what do they say ?
They both say Read and Write
same here. I pull up the GET INFO option and change everything to READ & WIRTE ...but the red minus will not go away, nor can I open the folder...
What do you mean PERMISSIONS ON THE DESKTOP...
Mavericks Server Admin: Set folder access permissions
Btw this is for mavericks, not yosemite.
THANK YOU, but I should have said that I am using Yoesimte
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sadly it did not...
Here you go:
OS X Yosemite: Set permissions for items on your Mac
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