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Old Sep 5, 2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Setting Permissions Recursively After Time Machine Backup

Hi,

My hard drive crashed again the other day, and I didn't sweat since I had a partial time machine backup that saved all my User files and Library files. Problem is, when I restored my files, I am having permissions errors with EVERYTHING. I have thousands of songs, and I want to give myself all the permissions so I can edit the ID tags and buy more songs. How do I do this all in one sweep?

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Old Sep 5, 2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hi,

My hard drive crashed again the other day, and I didn't sweat since I had a partial time machine backup that saved all my User files and Library files. Problem is, when I restored my files, I am having permissions errors with EVERYTHING. I have thousands of songs, and I want to give myself all the permissions so I can edit the ID tags and buy more songs. How do I do this all in one sweep?

Thanks.
Did you restore the whole OS?Or just some files?Have you tried repairing permissions?
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Old Sep 5, 2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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Only some files. The permissions of all the files are "_unknown" and they have read and write access. I did try to repair permissions but that didn't do anything.
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Why did you restored your files?I mean when you said it crashed you mean you lost everything?

You have tried changing permissions with Disk Utility correct?
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Old Oct 23, 2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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Hello

I don't know if you have sorted your problem yet, but I had exactly the same problem and have managed to fix it with just two commands.
The problem is with the ownership of the files.
Here is what I did:

1. Open the terminal
2. Typed the following:
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cd ~
sudo chown -R {my username}:staff *
I entered my password and off it went, recursively sorting my problem. So just replace {my username} with your short username (the one used as the name of your home folder) and that should sort the problem
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