- Boot OS X Recovery by holding ⌘ and r (two fingers) while you start your Mac.
- When the Mac OS X Utilities screen appears,select Utilities > Terminal.
- In the Terminal window type resetpassword and press Enter. A window will open behind Terminal that looks like this:
Do not enter a new password.
- Select your startup volume at the top. From the dropdown below it, select the user account with the problem.
- At the bottom of the window, you will see Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs. Click the Reset button.
- Quit Reset Password
- Quit Terminal
- Quit OS X Utilities and restart your Mac.
Thank you for posting this very helpful tutorial! I am not able to do this on a MacBook Air with FileVault enabled. The startup volume simply does not appear in the window after I enter the resetpassword command in Terminal under OS X Recovery.
Does anyone know how to reset all of the home directory permissions and ACLs under FileVault 2?
Apple released Safari 7 (included with Mavericks), Safari browser are having issues connecting to my work’s VPN. When connecting to the VPN, it will try to install the Network Connect client software then fail. I try:
“Manage Website Settings…” button in the bottom right
Highlight “Java” from the list.
Add your VPN site
Click the popup menu and select “Run in Unsafe Mode”
Then I can run Network Connect fine, but after 5-10 minutes it stops routing packets, I have to sign out and sign in again. Anyone else having this issue?
Can I try this with this problem:
My standard user can’t now change the dock or anything he used to set-up.
I tried to fix that by creating a new admin user and changed it for a standard one but steel the permissions are mixed up.
And I’ve noticed that the new apps like game center have 2 users "everyone" and no one can’t be deleted.
The disk repair doesn’t do anything(like always)…
I’ll appreciate any advice.
Did someone try sandbox or sparkle or another “kind of” app to reset the permissions?
I’m looking for a book to learn how it’s work in LINUX too.
Use the backup you made before you chose to install Mavericks and follow
Otherwise you can troubleshoot your current system
etresoft a long time contributer to Apple Support Communities wrote a very useful app he called etrecheck which helps in diagnosing many problems caused by third party installs etc.. Go to his website, read his information and from there download and run the program according to his instructions
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Been trying to reset my Home Directory Permissions & ACLs via the usual route of Utilities > Terminal etc but am finding out that the Reset button has turned into a ghost and can not be clicked. This is the first time I'm trying to reset the Home Directory Permissions & ACLs since upgrading to Mavericks. Anyone help would be appreciated.