Home Account Folder: Deleted/ Permissions Corrupted

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    Unhappy Home Account Folder: Deleted/ Permissions Corrupted

    Accidentally deleted or corrupted permissions to my Home folder while attempting to set up file-sharing on our LAN. All created folders, including "Downloads" and "Documents" (except "Applications") are not available/will not open from either the Finder sidebar or directly from the Mac HD. Likewise the "Home" folder inside the "User" folder "cannot be opened because you don't have permission to view it's contents."

    Question: can the permissions be repaired to restore access?

    iMac, late 2009 version, Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 processor

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    What you might be able to do is create a new user that has administrator rights, log in and then change the permissions on the Home Folder for your other user. Alternatively, simply create another Administrator user, copy all the files from your corrupted users Home area, and then simply delete the original user. The latter may be the simplest approach to be honest.
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