Cannot access folder even though Im administrator

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ceapy, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Ceapy macrumors newbie

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    Feb 14, 2010
    #1
    Hi, I have a Previous Systems folder in my HD that has some files I need. I went to that folder, then to users, my account and tried to access desktop but it says I do not have sufficient access privileges even though I am the only user on this mac with the administrator account. Help please!
    The folder I am trying to access is my previous account which was also the administrator.
     
  2. Denarius macrumors 6502a

    Denarius

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    Gironde, France
    #2
    Did you change your short name when you started your new account? If so, go to terminal and do the following

    Code:
    sudo chown -R [I]currentusername[/I]:staff [I]/path/to/olduserfolder[/I]
     

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