Problems restoring library

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  1. macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    #1
    I am trying to restore my iTunes library from a Time Machine backup but am having problems. I had to re-install Leopard on my iMac and once it completed, I copied my 50Gb music folder (including the iTunes library) back onto my iMac from an external drive where I backed it up.
    However, when I hold down ALT and open iTunes to choose my library, it tells me that the library I have chosen is on a "locked drive or I do not have access"??
    I checked the permissions and they are read&write for everyone so I do not understand.
    Same is happening with my iPhoto library??

    Can anyone help me?
     
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    mad jew

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    #2
    What folder(s) did you copy them back to? Do you run FileVault or did you run it on the previous installation?
     
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    carrollf

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    I keep my music and photos folder within Users/Shared so that all users can access it. I had it on an external drive and simply copied it back
     
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    mad jew

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    ...And do you or have you ever used FileVault or something similar to encrypt your data? :)
     
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    carrollf

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    Never used FileVault
     
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    Is the same thing happening when you double-click the restored library file?
     

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