Need urgent help!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by apple.fiend, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. apple.fiend macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Long story short,

    Mac Pro 3,1
    Bay 1: SSD Boot Drive
    Bay 2: Home folder HDD

    Went to SSD, changed permissions to enclosed
    ****ed up everything
    Reinstalled OS X (not clean)
    Now cannot link back to Home Folder

    What do I do??!!?!
  2. apple.fiend thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Im trying to link back my home folder with is on the HDD to my SSD. The drives are locked and have custom permissions, which I cannot modify. I have given up on trying to fix the SSD, reinstalling OS now. I do have backups of everything. The HDDs are fine, I can see them on my Bootcamp partition and all my files are nice and intact. The problem arrises on the Mac side when theyre locked all the time and linking to a home folder doesn't work.
  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Oh, so you're saying you can't even get read permission to your old home folder?
  4. apple.fiend thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2010
    I managed to figure it all out. I had a home folder on a separate disk, so after reformatting boot up SSD all I had to do was reinstall apps and I was good to go. However, took sometime to get the boot SSD to link to the home folder on the other HDD. All my hard disks were locked, and had custom permission settings throughout. So had to use terminal commands to reset permissions. All was well after that.
  5. netkas macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    probably your user-id was changed after reinstall, so you cant access your old files. just do this command to fix you files on ssd

    sudo chown -R your_username ./yourhomefolder

    edit, meh, you fixed it already
  6. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I just run my "home folder" drive with "ignore permissions" on.

    I probably don't even want to know all the ways it's bad.

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