Need Help moving files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gelie, May 5, 2010.

  1. gelie macrumors 6502

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    Try to move a downloaded dvd that i ripped to my sons new MBP. I have it connected to my Macbook G4 via firewire. I see the MBP mounted. However when i click on his profile all his files seemed locked. looks like a red circle with a "-" sign in the middle. Anyway to unlock his files? Thx
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Don't you have an USB memory stick you could use?
     
  3. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    guess i can try that. thought it would be faster with the firewire connect
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can also use Firewire to network the two Macs, then you just login via his account data or use the Drop Box and copy the files to him.

    What you see now, is that you don't have permission to access those files, as they are under his account and you either need a root account or his credentials. Can you right click on his user account and GET INFO and see what it says under Sharing & Permissions?

    Btw, you meant iBook G4, not MacBook G4 or do you just meant MacBook?

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  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It might be faster with FW but I guess you can wait few minutes longer and do it through the easier way
     
  6. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll need to check this when i get home
    thx
     

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