This all started when I ran across an Apple Community discussion https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2210858 Posted on Oct 25, 2009 1:07 PM
I wondered if I was changing items in Sharing & Permissions without really knowing what I was doing. Not only that, but was I changing in my Home Folder.
I read the article Resolve issues caused by changing the permissions of items in your home folder, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538. Some of the issues in that article I have experienced, i.e.
When saving changes to an item, you get a message that the file is locked or you don't have permission to save.
Your Mac performs slowly.
I previously read the articles
Change permissions for files, folders, or disks on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-permissions-for-files-folders-or-disks-mchlp1203/mac
If you don’t have permission to open a file or folder on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/permission-open-a-file-folder-mac-mchlp1038/mac
If you don’t have permission to use files on a Mac disk https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/permission-files-a-mac-disk-mchlp1204/mac
With the last two articles I was under the impression that it was okay to change permissions.
- Now I am confused. Is it a good idea to change permissions at all?
- Would it be a good idea to resolve the changes possibly in the Home Folder?
I humbly ask for assistance with my conundrum.
Thank you ahead of time.