Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Repair MAC Error Code -1407

You might not able to drag & drop, copy or move files in your Mac. You might also not be able to unlock some items. Mac OS shows Error Code 1407. In such a case, it becomes almost impossible to do the office work and use your computer. This article highlights the best ways to fix Mac Error Code 1407. Follow the steps outlined below:


1. Modify File Properties
2. Execute Given Command
3. Set Default Disk Mount Preferences
4. Locate Files using Terminal
5. Delete Apple Finder PList





Modify File Properties

The File Info dialog shows file details. It displays whether the file you tried to drag, copy or move is locked. If it is locked, please unlock it.

1. Select concerning file.
2. Click the File menu, select Get Info.
3. Uncheck the “Locked” box.
4. Click OK.

Execute Given Command

I have given a command below. Drag the concerning file in the Terminal Window before executing the command. Follow these guidelines to fix Error 1407 in your Mac.

1. Click Applications | Utilities.
2. Click Terminal.
3. Type following command-
sudo chflags –R nouchg
4. Drag the concerning folder in the Terminal window.
5. Press Return key.
6. If Mac prompts your password please provide it. Click Return again.

Set Default Disk Mount Preferences

Mac preferences are stored in files. Set the default disk mount preferences to fix Mac Error 1407.

1. Start Mac in single user mode.
2. Click Applications | Utilities.
3. Click Terminal.
4. Type following commands. Press Return key after each command.
cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration
defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/autodiskmount AutomountDisksWithoutUserLogin -bool true
sh /etc/rc
find / -flags schg -exec chflags noschg {} \;
rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/autodiskmount.plist
reboot
5. Mac shall reboot automatically.

Locate Files using Terminal

Run a command given below and locate concerning file in the Terminal window. Here are the steps to fix 1407 error:

1. Click Applications | Utilities.
2. Click Terminal.
3. Type following command-
sudo chmod 775 /
4. Press Return.
5. Enter Admin Password, if any. Click Return again.
6. Click the Finder, move the problematic file in the desired location.
7. Type following command-
sudo chmod 1775 /
8. Press Return.

Delete Apple Finder PList

The Apple Finder PList file (com.apple.finder.plist) contains library preferences. If this file is corrupt, you’re likely to receive Error Code -1407. The solution is to delete this file so that system will re-create it.



1. Open Finder.
2. Hold down the “Option” key.
3. Click Go.
4. Click Library | Preferences.
5. Move the following file to the Trash:
com.apple.finder.plist
6. Logout and login again. This shall fix Mac Error Code 1407.


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