4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 10:38 AM by Espeon
Espeon Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

Recently, I had to log in under the Admin account on a school computer and seize a user's files as my own to look through them (I manage laptops for a school). I finished sifting through them, and it appears there is no easy way to set the permissions back for the user's folder and all its subfolders. I already tried the "Repair Disk Permissions" functionality. Also, the other user is not an administrator, if that makes any difference.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: User's file permissions are broken
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    How did you 'seize' them in the first place?

  • 2. Re: User's file permissions are broken
    Espeon Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Gave all users custom access, so that everyone owned all the files in his folder. Unfortunately, it appears to have marked it as only my own since I am the highest-ranking account owning them (or something of the sort).

  • 3. Re: User's file permissions are broken
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,830 points)

    So you what, opened an Info window on the users home folder, changed the permissions and selected apply to enclosed items

     

    (or something of the sort).

    Getting this fixed is going to be difficult enough for you as it is. Supplying accurate and inclusive information will make the process possible.

  • 4. Re: User's file permissions are broken
    Espeon Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Yeah, I know. My assistant did some of the work since I left early that day (All I'd done was log into the S-admin account before I left) and I've been trying to reach him since now he's sick... It's been a weird week.

    From what I've been able to tell, he did just select get info and change the permissions. However, I haven't been able to get the permissions back to what they should be successfully - in fact, according to this, they are set back to what they should be.

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    I'm logged in as the user here as he logged in for me this morning.

    Although it says that he has custom access, I've crawled through what his permissions are set to and he doesn't have custom access, he is allowed to read and write to his user folder.