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Set permissions for nested folders/files (3 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by captenaj
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • captenaj Member

    I have my photos displayed online using a great program called Gallery. Suddenly when I try to look at my photos, I'm getting "Error: Some files and or directories in your storage directory are not writeable by the webserver user." One fix listed in Gallery's help forum is to change permissions to 777. But I have thousands of nested files and folders that need to be changed. Is there a way to tell Fetch to change them for all files/folders within a folder? Thanks.

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • captenaj Member

    I guess I should say I'm running Fetch 4.0.3. Thanks.

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    There is not a way to set permissions recursively with Fetch 4.0.3, sorry.

    We only support doing that with Fetch 5 or later. While it is not built directly into Fetch 5, we have an AppleScript that will recursively set permissions of folders. You just have to select the folder(s) in Fetch, and run the AppleScript.

    Depending on which version of Mac OS you're using, you could use Fetch 5.0.x (which works on Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later) or Fetch 5.2 (which works on Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later). Upgrades to Fetch 5 from Fetch 4 are $15.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 06-04-2007).]

    Posted 16 years ago #


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