In order for PilotKit to work without issues sometimes you will need to reset its permissions. This might be caused by a new OS update or a system change, but changing and fixing the permissions for PilotKit is very easy and straightforward.
What can wrong permissions do?
- Prevent new updates from installing.
- Prevent weekly tasks from running.
- Prevent new sites from being installed.
How can I fix this issue?
The only folders that need read and write permissions are: cache and Sites
Here is how to fix it (in the example below we are going to fix/reset the permissions for the cache folder the same can be done for the Sites folder):
- Right click on the cache folder, and select Get Info
- Click on the lock icon located on the bottom right (see number 1), enter your password when prompted, this will allow you to save and make changes.
- Expand the Sharing & Permissions Tab, you will see a list of users (see number 2). Add “read & write” access to everyone. To do this click on Read only option and from the drop down select Read & Write. The same will be done for admin and your username (your username can be identified by the appended letters “me”).
- After adding Read & Write permissions, click on the the little gear icon (see number 3) and then select “Apply to enclosed items …”
- Click ok once prompted to continue (see number 5).
You can repeat the above instructions for the Sites folder.
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