Cloned HDD won't open files

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

  1. smurdockii macrumors newbie

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    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!

    -smurdockii

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

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

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  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    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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