CCC issue I am having.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cfs, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    I use CCC to transfer my macbook's internal hard drive to an external.

    I have only cloned my Macbook once but once cloned I checked the clone and everything was there.

    My problem is that the other day I left my computer at work and wanted a file. So I then plugged my external in my imac, running same OSX, and there was the red minus signs not allowing me in any files. However, when I plug the external back in my macbook all is well.

    What am I doing wrong. I would like my external to work with m imac in case something happens to my Macbook. there are two different Admin names on the computers. Does this matter? And if so is there a work around?

    Thanks,

    CFS
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    It's just a permissions issue since the files are owned by another user. You would need to use a admin account to override the permissions to give another account access. The Get Info can do this and there's an option to apply recursively.
     
  3. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

    iammike1

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    My iMac is currently in for repair and I'm using the CCC backup connected to my MBP right now to access the files on it.

    I believe the difference might be that I setup my accounts exactly the same on both systems. Same name, same login, same password so I guess the system sees me as the same person.
     
  4. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll give it a whirl later today.
     
  5. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It worked. Thanks for your much need and needed help.
     

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