consequences of changing Sharing & Permissions in Info

This all started when I ran across an Apple Community discussion 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, 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

If you don’t have permission to open a file or folder on Mac

If you don’t have permission to use files on a Mac disk

With the last two articles I was under the impression that it was okay to change permissions.

  1. Now I am confused. Is it a good idea to change permissions at all?
  2. 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.

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