Permissions screwed up

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imnotquitesure, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. imnotquitesure macrumors member

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    I changed HDs by cloning to an external drive, replacing the internal one and cloning to the new drive. After I did this, all my preferences are gone and permissions tell me I dont have access to my documents folder, etc. At least the data is all there. Yes I repaired permissions but that didnt work, I repaired permission before cloning to my new drive as well. Is there any easy way to get my system to clone over exactly as I left it.
    Thanks
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    How did you "clone" in the first place?
     
  3. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I have done this using Carbo Copy Cloner and it works flawlessly. If you just did a drag and drop copy you probably lost a lot of stuff.
     
  4. imnotquitesure thread starter macrumors member

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    I didnt use carbon copy. I used Data Backup. My dad has it, so I used it. Im lazy thats why I cloned. I didn't want to reinstall and have to sort my files back out.
     
  5. imnotquitesure thread starter macrumors member

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    I know what I did wrong. I should have unchecked the "ignore permissions" box in the Get info window of the external drive. Will it restore my permissions if I archive and install from my Panther discs?
     

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