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Reset ownership of Home items to fix problems
Authored by: willhaus on Mar 12, '03 04:56:45PM

I've been trying to do something exactly this ever since the permissions of my Home folder got all switched around after a move from one computer to another.

1. Re the ed's note: If I go ahead and do this and break permissions on Public and Sites folders, I can just go back and fix those with the Finder right? Not too many files over there, so it shouldn't be too bad.

2. Will thiis take care of hidden folders like .Trash? Right now mine is owned by another user! Obviously I'd like to get it back.

3. Are there any files anywhere in my Home directory I wouldn't want to do this too?

4. I understand this will reset all ownership to me. How do I set all groups to "staff" with read only permissions and "Others" to read only which seems to be the default?


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