Hi there, So I used time machine (never again after I solve this) and I want to move all of my music from my time machine back ups in to a seperate folder called music. I want to do this as it looks disgusting, untidy and incredibly inconvenient when to locate my digital copies of music, I must go to Itunes and click show in finder. I tried to copy (click and drag) my files to a new folder I made called 'music' on the SAME external hard disk. When I try to do this, it says 'you cannot modify or change back up files'; or words to that effect. There must be a way I can change this so I can simply just click and drag all my old back up files to a new folder so I can consolidate them neatly. Surely...when developing a machine such as a MacBook Pro, with all the engineers and tech heads conceiving of such complex technology, they thought it might be a good idea to have simple, rudimentary control of ones OWN files. Please help. Thank you for your time. Macbook Pro, Latest OSX Sharing permissions enabled/full write enabled --- Post Merged, Dec 15, 2016 --- dw, just figured out you can 'Copy'. silly me. time machine still sucks.