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Message 99592 - Posted: 2 Jul 2020, 18:27:30 UTC

My hard drive was corrupted by a driver update. Unfortunately my Time Machine backup drive had gotten corrupted as well so I was unable to do a normal restore. I did a clean install of my OS (10.14.6) and a time machine restore of my data. I had lots of errors trying to restore apps so I manually restored the ones I needed. Since I reinstalled BOINC I get the error message "BOINC manager, BOINC ownership or permissions are not set properly; please reinstall BOINC (Error code -1005). The uninstall failed so I've reinstalled manually. I manually removed the app and library files and reinstalled, I've tried to fix permissions. Any idea what I'm missing?
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Message 99593 - Posted: 3 Jul 2020, 0:37:57 UTC - in response to Message 99592.  

My hard drive was corrupted by a driver update. Unfortunately my Time Machine backup drive had gotten corrupted as well so I was unable to do a normal restore. I did a clean install of my OS (10.14.6) and a time machine restore of my data. I had lots of errors trying to restore apps so I manually restored the ones I needed. Since I reinstalled BOINC I get the error message "BOINC manager, BOINC ownership or permissions are not set properly; please reinstall BOINC (Error code -1005). The uninstall failed so I've reinstalled manually. I manually removed the app and library files and reinstalled, I've tried to fix permissions. Any idea what I'm missing?

Yes. You need to do an automated install. The install script will take care of all permissions issues. There are too many to list or find by hand.
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Message 99608 - Posted: 3 Jul 2020, 16:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 99593.  

What is the difference between an automated install and launching the install app? Because I've launched the app several times to no avail.
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Message 99610 - Posted: 3 Jul 2020, 18:14:50 UTC

What you can try is remove all permissions first using the Mac_SA_Insecure.sh script, then run the Mac_SA_Secure.sh script after that. These links are to GitHub, but if all is correct both scripts are available in the BOINC installer.

sudo sh "{path}/Mac_SA_Secure.sh"
But for full instructions see https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Tools_for_Mac_OS_X#Moving_BOINC_Manager_or_BOINC_Data_Folder_to_a_Different_Drive
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