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ammusk
Aug 23, 2013, 11:29 AM
My HDD (500GB) that came with my trusy 3 year old Macbook Pro crashed a few days ago.

Luckily I have a Time Machine backup setup with Time Capsule.

Bought a new SSD (240GB) for the MBP and tried restoring directly from the backup

http://i.stack.imgur.com/JA6xq.jpg

However this didn't work (because the SSD is smaller than my old HDD) and I ended up installing a fresh copy of Mountain Lion.

After installation I successfully used migration assistant to transfer all the files and preferences from the Time Capsule.

http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/HT4413/HT4413_16.png

Everything good so far.

Except I've been having permission errors and preferences not saving.

Dropbox doesn't start up quoting a permanent error.

Google Chrome extensions keep reinstalling.

And a myriad of such issues.

If it's a preferences problem how can I solve it?

I've tried setting the Sharing and Permissions for the following (including their enclosed items)

~/
~/Library

But no luck at all.

And lots of files seemed to be locked as well. Including those inside ~/Library

What's going on? How do I fix this? Please reply.



ammusk
Aug 24, 2013, 03:42 AM
Solved this problem.

Apparently lots of files were locked.

Ran this from Terminal

sudo chflags -R nouchg /*

Everything seems great now.