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Question: problem with write permissions on internal drive in High Sierra

I believe this began after upgrading to High Sierra.... sometimes, I will go to save a file from Photoshop or some other program to my main HD and it won't let me unless I sign in to authorize it. My account is set as administrator, and I went into info on my internal HD and find that only system says read and write, wheel and everyone say read only and my username is not there. I tried to add my username from the add list, and it tells me it cannot be done because I don't have the necessary permissions(I am administrator). I can also not change everyone to read and write etc... How can I fix this?


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iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), Mac (27-inch, Late 2013)

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Mar 18, 2018 7:58 AM in response to Jeannius In response to Jeannius

That is normal for High Sierra.

Not sure if it is a misconfiguration or an intentional security implementation.

Apple expects users to store files in their Home or in /Users/Shared. Choosing other locations could be problematic as has happened with the root of the hard drive in High Sierra.

Mar 18, 2018 7:58 AM

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