Mac OS X v10.5: Renaming or saving after using "Apply to enclosed items" on a Home folder
After using a Finder Info window's "Apply to enclosed items" feature on your Home folder in the Users folder, these things may occur in Mac OS X v10.5:
- When moving items within your Home (such as from your desktop to your Documents folder), a prompt for an administrator's user name and password may always appear.
- You may be unable to rename files or folders. This alert may appear: "You do not have sufficient access privileges to rename the item "(file or folder name)."
- Messages may appear when attempting to save files: "(Name) could not be removed because you do not have appropriate access privileges. You do not have appropriate access privileges to save file '(name)' in folder '(name)'."
- Log in as the affected user account.
- Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities).
- Type this followed by Return:
sudo chmod -RN ~
Note: If the affected user has no account password, sudo will not work. See Sudo command requires a non-blank admin password for more details.
Note: The character after "-RN" is a tilde (~).
- Start up from the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installation DVD (insert the disc, restart, and hold the C key as the computer starts up).
- Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu in the Installer.
- Select the Mac OS X 10.5 drive.
- Select the affected username.
- Click the "Reset" button in the "Reset Home Directory Permissions and ACLs" section.
- Quit the Reset Password application.
- Quit the Installer.
- Start up from the Mac OS X hard disk volume (not DVD).
Note: Any custom access rights set for items in the Home folder will be removed.
Last Modified: Jun 7, 2012