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Changing the permissions for the LiveWorship folder on Mac OS

Sometimes the LiveWorship folder is installed without having the permissions set correctly which can prevent the application from writing to the database, the copying of PowerPoint support files or use of LiveWorship with multiple user accounts. This is NOT the same thing as "repairing permissions" using Apple's Disk Utility application.

Highlight the LiveWorship folder inside your Applications folder. Make sure you select the folder and NOT the application file.

Pull the File menu to Get Info. A window with information about the LiveWorship folder will open up...at the bottom you will find information about "Ownership & Permissions". You may need to click on the gray triangle to the left of "Details" and then make sure each area "Owner", "Group" and "Others" is set to "Read & Write". For Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard", set the owner and everyone to "read & write" (see image below).

Click the "Apply to enclosed items..." button. For Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard", click the gear icon (even if it's grayed out) and pull to "apply to enclosed items" (see image below). Make sure you click this button (or select the drop down menu item in Leopard) to copy the permission settings to all enclosed items, including the Media Library folder.

If your Media Library is in another location, you may need to repeat changing the permissions with the Media Library folder itself. The location of your Media Library folder can be found on the database tab in the LiveWorship preferences or in the "LibPath=" item in the .conf file where LiveWorship stores it's preferences.

Mac OS X 10.3-10.4
Get info" permission settings
(10.5 "Leopard" see next image)

Change all the details to "Read & Write" then select "Apply to enclosed items..."
If some of the areas are grayed out, click on the padlock to "unlock" the settings.


Mac OS X 10.5-10.7
Get info" permission settings

In Mac OS X 10.5-10.7, click on the padlock to "unlock" the settings.
The "Apply to enclosed items" is now under the Gear Icon (even though the icon is grayed out).

Get info" permission settings


Not Successful?

If the above did not change the issue, open the Media Library folder and verify that the date on the ebenezer file is the last date you opened LiveWorship.

Try using the same technique as shown above to adjust the permissions for the "ebenezer" file itself.







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