Dont have permissions to view files are my files now corrupt?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SLR2009, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. SLR2009 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2009
    Hi, I performed an erase and install of Snow Leopard and then used Migration assistant to transfer all my data back to my computer.

    After that I noticed that on my 2 other internal hard drives, most of my folders had a red minus sign over them and when I clicked the folder it said "The Folder can't be opened because you don't have permissions to see its content".

    I clicked get info and under sharing and permissions there was a name that said "unknown". was this the newly created account which I had deleted? Afterwards I added my account and applied it to all my files and folders.

    I can now access all my files and folders. But now my question is weather or not my files became corrupt or was it just a permissions issue? Also What caused the permissions issue in the first place? Thanks
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It is/was just a permissions issue, the files should be not corrupted.

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