Mac: Reset home folder permissions

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This is for Mountain Lion.

  1. In Terminal, type sudo bash and press Enter.
  2. You will need to enter your password and press Enter.
    • It won’t show any characters when you type.
    • If you do not have a password then set one first.
  3. Type in the following (case-sensitive), pressing Enter at the end of each line.
    Replace “username” with the name of your home folder.
    sudo chmod -R -v -N ~
    sudo chown -R username:staff ~
    sudo chmod -R -v 700 ~
    sudo chmod -v 755 ~

Mac: Reset home folder permissions
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October 25, 2012
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