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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: Fairly on Jul 20, '07 10:01:01PM

Obviously this has something to do with the perms on /Users. Now to just figure out how to set them back again so this can't happen. Currently they're 1775 and it's owned by root:admin which means admins can screw with it. Seems to me 1755 might be a good bet.



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Caution: Do not rename a user's home folder
Authored by: Fairly on Jul 20, '07 10:07:50PM

OK, I had some really freaky stuff happen here. Up to date Tiger. Rename it and it works OK because this is an admin account I presume. Then a new directory with only 'Library/Preferences' with the old correct name pops up by itself. This indicates to me there is some funky low level stuff going on there. Either that or it was the running apps saving prefs to Library/Preferences created it.

But if I chmod to 1755 then I can't add or delete from /Users - but root can so that works OK for setting up additional accounts. And with 1755 I can't rename it either. So that's pretty safe I think.



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