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May 24, 2009, 10:14 AM

I hardly news networks. I just want to send files from my old computer to my new one.

I got old imac 17 with tiger
and new macbook with leopard

I connected them with an ethernet wire and clicked command+shift+k
I logged into Apple(my old computer directory) into the public folder.
I clicked and dragged a file I wanted that was like 1.17 GB in size that has many subfolders. It moves about 150 mb before it tells me something like this
"Error this file has protected read and write permission and can't be transfered over" or something of that sort.

I chose in my preferences Sharing and then allow remote log-in. I went to my old mac clicked on networks and I logged in my macbook with my usual username/pass .
I clicked and dragged and something happened.

I right clicked on the folder, chose permissions details and chose read and write for everything and I even set the owner to unknown.
But it doesn't work.

Can any one help?
USB's are too slow , No firewire in macs, old mac book cd drive damaged can't rip to dvds.

May 26, 2009, 06:20 AM
What this means is that one of the files within the subfolders is protected, and cant be moved. It just happens to be 150mb in. You may have to drag sub-folder by sub-folder, until you find the file with the problem permissions and then fix it.

May 27, 2009, 10:23 AM
how do I do it
Repair permissions using disk utility or just right click and chose read and write for the file?

I also was asked if I want to change all sub-folders and files and I chose yes, does this not work?

May 30, 2009, 03:56 PM
Isolate the file that needs its permissions changing, then Get Info (Cmd-I), and un-protect it.