Mac Data Loss While Resetting the Privileges
In Mac OS X operating system, there is a subsystem, which uses permissions in file system. It is supported by the UNIX-style OS. Each file and folder has a set of permissions to determine who can read, execute and write the files.
Though defining file permissions is very useful from security point of view, but sometimes users may face some issues related to permissions. These issues include:
? The third party software installer wrongly sets the permissions on files it installs or sometimes even the whole Applications folder.
? The Mac file system may get affected by the power interruption. It may stop responding and the permissions may get affected.
? In some situations, the folder for which you have not written permissions could end up in trash and you won't be able to delete it.
In these cases, you need to repair the damaged user permissions. Most of the Mac users haven't intentionally modified permissions and need a tool for resetting the system privileges to default.
If you are using Mac OS X 10.2 or later versions, you will find an inbuilt tool for resetting the system privileges. You can find this tool in Disk Utility-> Applications-> Utilities/. Select Mac OS X startup volume in column on left of the Disk Utility window and click on First Aid tab. Select Repair Disk Permissions.
? In Mac OS X 10.5, when the system first boots up from Mac OS X 10.5 installation disk, you can reset the user permissions of home directory by using Reset Password utility.
Though this utility is very helpful to modify the permissions by entering some specific commands in Terminal application but you should be cautions. The entry of inappropriate commands might result into the data loss and unusable system software. It could also weaken the security measures.
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