Migration forgot itunes/iphoto... can't access folders...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whyrichard, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    Just got a new Mac Pro and used migration assistant... it didn't seem to go as smoothly as i remember it did last time...

    My iphoto and itunes libraries did not copy over. I put my old computer in target disk mode but i can't even open the music folder or the photo folder in the user of my old mac. When i try, it tells me that "The folder "Music" can't be opened because you don't have th permission to see its contents"...

    ... and so i go to info and try to change the permissions to read/write, but nothing changes....

    how do i get into these folders to i can copy them?


  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    On your new computer, open a new Terminal window and type

    cd [space] [drag the home folder from your old computer into the Terminal window and press return]
    sudo chown -R [the short name of your account on your new computer] *
    [enter your password and press return]
    sudo chmod -R u+rw *

    Now you should be able to access the data.

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