Finder can't copy special permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by funkychunkz, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    #1
    When I try to copy my home folder to a backup disk manually, or vice versa, I get the warning 'Some files cannot be copied because they have special permissions, continue?' (Or something to that effect). How can I avoid this issue? I don't know which files have the special permissions, is they're a way to find this out too?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    What OS version are you running? I thought when I tried to do that I would just be asked for a password to override any special permissions...

    You might try logging into another account on the same computer with admin privleges and copying it from there--that would override any funny "open file locks" or such, at least.
     
  3. funkychunkz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    I'm running 10.3.9, and the same thing happens even under root (I can't go any higher than that, obviously).
     

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