Cloned HDD won't open files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smurdockii, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. smurdockii macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    I replace my HDD with an SSD and moved the HDD to the SuperDrive. Then I cloned my HDD to an external drive and formatted the original drive (unfortunately without checking the external backup). Now the backup shows all the files that I want, but it gives an error saying that it cannot be opened. Any ideas why this is or what I can do to fix it? I've tried booting from the external drive but it doesn't show up when rebooting while holding the option key. Thanks for any help!


    PS: I also installed snow leopard on the SSD, I originally had leopard on the HDD
  2. smurdockii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    I used disk utility to 'restore' my internal HD to the external drive
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Too late for that idea, although I agree.

    I wonder if this would work: Do a fresh install of SL on your new SSD, then use migration assistant to move from the fouled-up "clone" to the new SSD. Might fix whatever permissions issues are happening.

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