HELP: Locked out of my HD!!

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by hyper0212, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. hyper0212

    hyper0212 Guest

    I was messing around with shared permissions for my macbook's HD and wasn't paying attention when I set the option for no access to everyone... didn' think that everyone included me... waaaah!!! I tried the stuff I found in other forums like booting the computer as a single user up to trying to use chmod R-777 . Nothing!! Permissions denied!!

    What do I do?? Please help!!! :confused:
     
  2. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    mmm.....when you rebooted your Mac, what exactly do you see on the screen?
     
  3. dryxzzz

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    @hyper0212
    Are you an administrator of that mac? If so, there is no way for you to be denied of access if you know the admin password.
     
  4. hyper0212

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    I just get the gray screen with the apple and the wheel rotating. I tried to boot in verbose mode and I got the message that the system can't access my hd. :redface: I should have paid more attention to what I was doing!

    Thanks!

    Hi. I can't even get to the log-in page... so I can't use my passwords. Thanks!
     
  5. peppers

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    @hyper0212....you screw the system in your HD..boot it from the CD/DVD that comes with your mac and find out if the HD will mount..

    Post us the result...
     
  6. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    Insert OS X dvd. Press C while booting. Use Disk Utility and repair permissions. Do it right this time.
     
  7. macgrecia

    macgrecia New Member

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    Or your last resort would be reinstalling the OS with archive to keep your old files so you can still access them after the installation.
     
  8. Mad Mac

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    In OS X SL archive and install are default so you won't be seeing this option. Just install OS X Snow Leopard.
     
  9. hyper0212

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    @pepper - used utility disk and hd mounted. :)

    @mad mac - running disk utilities now, thanks!

    @macgrecia - don't think i need to install os. thanks! :)
     
  10. kinetic88

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    Problem solved? :cool:
     
  11. hyper0212

    hyper0212 Guest

    my macbook is back in business!! :) thanks!!
     
  12. Mad Mac

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    Good to know. Enjoy.
     

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