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Warning! Uptowner can allow you to seriously damage your system. Use it with extreme caution.

Uptowner allows a user with administrative privileges to temporarily become the owner of a file and its enclosing folder. It temporarily promotes you "up to owner", hence the name Uptowner.

Sometimes I look at a root owned read-only file when logged in with administrative privileges, then decide I'd like to make a change. That's when Uptowner comes in handy. Start by finding a file (a text file is simplest) in a window that has the "pencil with a line through it" icon. A fairly safe file to play with might be one of the .log files more...

What's New

Version 1.7:
  • Compatible with Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later)


Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 5,018
Version Downloads 2,330
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 14 Oct 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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