Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It only takes a minute to sign up. Out of curiosity, I set the permissions on my hard drive from "everyone" to "no access". The drive then turned into a blue folder with a red circle on it. What can I do to get it back to normal? This will take a little bit, based on the size of the disk, but you'll be up and working.
I accidentally changed the permissions on a disk so that one or more of the permissions were set to No Access, and I can't see the disk to change the permissions back.
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How can I restore file permissions to get my Mac booting again? Ask Question. Asked 6 years, 11 months ago. Instead, you have to perform these steps in Terminal.
Repair a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac
If I run from shell in rescue mode on High Sierra I get an error Unable to launch the underlying task process. I ran it with sudo fo my main admin account which cannot open any files anymore.
It seems access to files is corrupted. Icons for apps show suuuuuper slowly in finder. An Info window for your home folder opens. When the progress bar completes, open the Terminal app, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. A progress bar appears at the top of the window. Brilliant…my update to LPX has been beset with stuff that needed fixing to work like 9.
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Thanks a mill.. I will and will report back. Agree that Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave regarding these horrible permission problems. I used to love my Macs because they made things so easy. But Macs which used to have the temperament of Canada, are now North Korea. Apple now is more akin to a used car salesman. I tried this and other suggestions, first aid in disk utility, changing things back and forth in spot light search all to no avail.
Then I did the update to After the restart spotlight is making suggestions from the Mac hard drive again and I note looks to be completely re-indexing the Hard drive.
How to Repair Disk Permissions on Mac - Make Tech Easier
Many thanks for the guide. Hey Paul, I know this is late but just append a sudo to the front of the command and you should be good to go. My Terminal reads: Last login: Fri Nov 9 on console login: login: Could not determine audit condition.