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June 30, 2004

TechTip: Disk Permissions

Anyone out there installing new versions or patches on MacOS X should keep in mind that fixing disk permissions can resolve a myriad of problems. In particular a dock that becomes 'read only' (cannot add icons to the dock, cannot drag stuff to the trash) seems to respond really well to a quick fix:

Permissions differ on ./Library/Preferences/com.apple.dockfixup.plist, should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r--

Owner and group corrected on ./Library/Preferences/com.apple.dockfixup.plist

Permissions corrected on ./Library/Preferences/com.apple.dockfixup.plist

Posted by Ozguru at June 30, 2004 06:00 AM