Permissions, ACLs, SIP, TCC privacy protection, and now DataVaults – Mojave has many ways of stopping software from opening files and folders.
Why might we want to repair permissions, and how does it differ now from what is used to be? As shown in a clear diagram.
Control of one app by another is an important but difficult aspect of Mojave’s new privacy controls. Here’s how it handles that at present, and some of the issues it raises.
For many users, privacy controls in Mojave will pass almost unnoticed. Here are tips for those who have greater demands, and want their apps to access protected data.
Helps you scan for faulty permissions in your Home folder, with help from Mojave’s new privacy protection system.
Proposes and provides a simple graphical summary of privacy capabilities for apps in Mojave. Also shows how to add them in a Help window.
Two tools to help you diagnose and fix problems arising from incorrect permissions in your Home folder and elsewhere.
Has repairing permissions on Home folders proved successful in Sierra? Should it be considered as a solution in High Sierra and later? Is it even available there?
Seven updated apps covering iCloud, Spotlight searching, checking permissions, and more. Mostly for Mojave fixes, but worth it for other users too.
Changing permissions is straightforward in the Finder or command line. But how would you go about changing a file/folder’s owner or group?