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  • McPAED Level 1 (70 points)



    Here is a simple way to ensure default permissions to be restored on home folders :


    1. Restart your Mac
    2. At startup chime, press cmd+R to start on Mountain Lion Recovery Partition
    3. Once on recovery desktop, from the menu bar, select Utilities > Terminal
    4. Once Terminal opened, type in "resetpassword" command + Enter ... a window entitled "Reset Password" will be opened
    5. Within that window, select your user profile from the drop box
    6. At the bottom of that window, you'll find a "Reset Home Folder Permissions and ACLs" section with a "Reset" button
    7. This will reset your entire home folder to the default permission scheme, this can take time depending on home folder contents
    8. Once finished, quit all properly and restart your mac normally


    Hope this can help.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (45,220 points)

    That was my next suggestion, since you can't seem to sudo.


    However, I'm not sure if it will affect that folder you put on the Desktop.


    Additionally, you will need to reset all of your sharing settings.


    If that doesn't work, I can only think of using single-user mode to give you permission to that folder.

  • McPAED Level 1 (70 points)

    Hello again,


    Barney-15E is right ... this will obviously reset all specific permission you set within your home folder to default values.

    Since the Desktop and its content is a folder within the home folder, it will be resetted as well.



  • msi123 Level 1 (0 points)

    none of it worked

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,365 points)

    sudo: unable to cache user root, already exists


    Your OS X installation is corrupt.


    Back up all data.


    Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.


    Note: You need an always-on Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to the Internet to use Recovery. It won’t work with USB or PPPoE modems, or with proxy servers, or with networks that require a certificate for authentication.


    When the OS X Utilities screen appears, follow the prompts to reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • VikingOSX Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Why not Get Info on that Music folder and see if locked is checked?


    All of the home folders with icon designs have ACL placed on them during the initial OS X account setup.


    The folders within Music (e.g. GarageBand, iTunes) do not have any ACL set on them. Inside the iTunes folder, only iTunes Library.itl and sentinel (hidden) have ACL set.

  • msi123 Level 1 (0 points)

    lock is not checked and when i open itunes it asks me to chose a library or make a new one. well i have set up i tunes before and before this problem i used it daily.

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