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    Hi there,

    I'm actually getting pretty desperate now so I would appreciate any advice. Please bear in mind that I am not really knowledgeable about technical terms, etc. so step by step advice would be much appreciated

    It began when i burned some work onto a dvd, as normal, but when I tried to drag and drop this data onto another Mac a white 'no entry sign' appeared and I could not do anything with it It is possible to drag more than one item but always one will be left behind. Very frustrating. Never done this before...

    So I ended up using the repair disk permissions function in Disk Utility on my macbook pro.

    Now for some reason the CD/DVD still doesn't work as before and I cannot connect to external hard-drives via usb or firewire. My iPod charges but does not connect to iTunes.

    When I put my external hard drive in, error messages come up saying various .kext files were not installed properly. I've tried to look at the permissions, but they all say Read & Write. This is only for the usb/firewire port....I have no clue about the DVD issue.


    PLEASE PLEASE help me i've got work to hand in to uni this week and i can't get it off my computer!!

    My MacBook Pro is
    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.11
    Kernel Version: Darwin 8.11.1

    Many thanks.

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    can you click on the item and select GET INFO from there at the bottom in a box it should say something like :

    Admin Read / Write Privileges
    Guest Read Privileges

    What does it say next to your name????
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    click on you Hard drive and press apple-I
    scroll to the bottom and unlock if needed
    add yourself(admin i suppose) as having read and write prevelilages
    click on the cog or wheel or what ever it is next to the +- signs and press
    "apply to enclosed folders"
    this will make you admin of everything...literally
    its going to take a while though

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    Thank you so much for your replies. I actually called Apple Support yesterday as I was pretty desperate and after 2 hours on the phone, everything seems to be OK. I'm so relieved!! Thank you again

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    Default NOO!!! Don't do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by J0NA5 View Post
    click on you Hard drive and press apple-I
    scroll to the bottom and unlock if needed
    add yourself(admin i suppose) as having read and write prevelilages
    click on the cog or wheel or what ever it is next to the +- signs and press
    "apply to enclosed folders"
    this will make you admin of everything...literally
    its going to take a while though

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    I'd advise against that... If you're not careful with that you might prevent System from access to some of the boot up files by overwriting permissions to other OS files... Quite a lot of people found their computers not being able to boot up after doing that; ended up either fsck-ing (which is repair permissions) or just "sudo chmod -r 777" (which is the same as what they did 'cept it permits everyone) then fixing it.

    What I'd suggest is just to change the permissions to the files and folders that you access.

    Alternately you can apply the method suggested by J0NA5 but only to the home folder (aka your user folder)
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    woops.....wow sorry about that
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    It's ok... I've done that myself and found myself scratching my head later...

    be sure to re-edit your post to update the info.
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