More file, folder and permissions magic courtesy of Catalina’s privacy system. How to tag a Photos library.
In the last few days, Apple has again changed its recommended procedure for resetting or repairing permissions on […]
Where does Apple warn the user that four stray files in an unprotected folder are specially protected by the Sandbox kernel extension?
Additional to the protected folders listed in the Privacy pane, macOS has a secret list of files which are also read-only. Apple hasn’t documented these.
When a file’s permissions are set to allow the user to write to it, but an app testing whether the file is writable is told that it isn’t.
Can now explain what is wrong with a file’s permissions, and can scan any folder of you choice.
New and more reliable version of a tool to check whether Home folder permissions are correct or causing problems.
Q: Can an app running from this user account read/write this file? It should be simple to answer, but reality isn’t as kind.
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