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  • Thu, Dec 7 2017 10:29 PM

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    Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Hi, I've just got a new Mac with High Sierra and have installed MC 8.9.4 on it. But I'm not able to change the permissions on the Mac HD to allow MC to use it a a Media Drive - I get "The operation can't be completed because you don't have the necessary permission", even though I'm an Admin user. Does anyone know the the cure for this?

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  • Fri, Dec 8 2017 11:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Hi Mickey, there's a few threads on this issue, see

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/183043/850996.aspx

    and the neat workaround here http://community.avid.com/forums/p/182769/850136.aspx

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    MikeyB:

    Hi, I've just got a new Mac with High Sierra and have installed MC 8.9.4 on it. But I'm not able to change the permissions on the Mac HD to allow MC to use it a a Media Drive - I get "The operation can't be completed because you don't have the necessary permission", even though I'm an Admin user. Does anyone know the the cure for this?

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  • Sat, Dec 9 2017 10:00 AM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Hi Marianna,

    Agreed - I thought I had searched, but I somehow missed that thread!

    In my case, I have the same outcome as 'cmaeditor' - performing the steps in the Apple article does not resolve the problem for me. I am still unable to write media to the Mac HD, and cannot change permissions on it.

    I appreciate this is not Avid's problem, but is there a fix available?

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  • Sat, Dec 9 2017 12:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Mikey, what are You Media creation and Drive filtering Settings? Did You also try

    mkj:
    smart workaround:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY-RBEK7W8g


    if that doesn't work You may try to cheat both the OS and MC by creating the AvidMediaFiles folder in the /Users/Shared directory and giving to it full privilegies for everyone, then make a symlink in the root of the boot drive; from the X terminal:

    1) enter 'sudo su' and give Your password when asked

    2) enter 'ln -s /Users/Shared/AvidMediaFiles /AvidMediaFiles'

    3) enter 'exit' to quit the root user

    4) quit the terminal

    'sudo su' gives You full root privilegies and should grant You write access to the boot drive, the symlink should inherit permissions from the AvidMediaFiles folder previously created in the Shared directory, where You enjoy full privilegies; not in front of a Mac to test this right now, but You can give it a try, You might be denied permission on step 2. Sorry for guinea pig-ing You! If none of the above work You'll have to either split Your boot drive into two partitions, or work off an external drive.

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  • Sat, Dec 9 2017 5:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Hi Luca,

    I considered the YouTube idea, but it looked a tad inconvenient unless I could find a way to make it 'stick' after a reboot.  Your other suggestion, sadly, doesn't work. MC still can't write to the folder. I think the best (and easiest) solution is to partition the Mac HD.

    Many thanks for the suggestions, though - much appreciated!

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  • Sat, Dec 9 2017 9:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Sorry to hear that. Could the youtube trick be automatically set with a start up script?

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  • Sun, Dec 10 2017 11:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Hi Luca,

    Yes, very possibly. I might have a go when I get some downtime - but you know what it's like at this time of year!

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  • Sun, Dec 10 2017 8:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Permissions on Mac HD in High Sierra

    Yes I know, I'm too old to still believe in Santa Claus, but I'm busy like You are facing new year's eve. If You don't pop into the forums before, hopefully with good news about Your setup, I wish You a happy new year!

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