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:mad: 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
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????
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
<--Reps are always nice
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 :)
NOO!!! Don't do it.
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.
Originally Posted by J0NA5
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)
woops.....wow sorry about that
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.