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Manage grayed-out 'Move to Trash' option in OS X

You can fix the inability to move files to the OS X trash by adjusting file permissions settings.

By Mar. 3, 2014


Understanding default permissions in OS X

Creating new files and folders gives them a default permissions set that can allow access to them from other account, which may be concerning at first glance.

By Aug. 22, 2013


What does the 'Reset Print System' routine in OS X do?

The Reset Print System routine in OS X performs a number of adjustments to the print service's files and configurations to restore factory default settings, but these steps can be manually performed or can even be undone, if needed.

By May. 10, 2013


Adaptec installer permissions oddity: a follow-up

Adaptec installer permissions oddity: a follow-up

By Apr. 27, 2001


OS X 10.7.4 fixes FileVault password snafu

A debugging error that left some users' passwords stored in plain text in OS X 10.7.3 has been closed in OS X 10.7.4.

By May. 9, 2012


Home folder permissions repair in OS X

The home folder permissions in OS X are set up in such a way as to provide you access to your files, but only allow other users to see certain shared folders in your account. Every now and then people will come across situations where the home folder permissions are not working properly, and sometimes this can prevent them from logging in to their account and accessing files.

By Aug. 13, 2010


Major Mac OS X security hole uncovered; workaround available

A major flaw in the Apple Remote Desktop Agent (ARDAgent) may allow shell scripts to be run as root.

By Jun. 24, 2008


How to monitor XProtect updates in OS X

OS X does not provide a way to monitor XProtect updates, but you can set up a custom script to do so.

By Mar. 14, 2013


Quick Tip: Disable the Problem Reporter in Snow Leopard

Use this quick Terminal tip, via macosxhints.com, to disable that annoying problem reporter when applications crash.

By Jan. 7, 2010