No permissions to files in target mode or tm

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lookout, May 3, 2012.

  1. lookout, May 3, 2012
    Last edited: May 3, 2012

    lookout macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2009
    I'm trying to retrieve data from a Mbp that boots up with a black screen. I've been able to get it in target mode but when I try to access files it says I have no permissions to do so. I get the same block when I go into the tm backup files. I've tried going into get info on the folders to change security settings, copied to my desktop etc with no luck. Why can't I get into my data? Thanks much

    Oops think I got this one resolved, thanks
  2. JYork23 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    It might be helpful if you post what you did just in case someone else has the same problem.
  3. lookout thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2009
    I guess I thought I did in the explanation but it might have been a little obtuse. Right clicked then 'get info' on the folder in question. In the 'sharing and permissions' section in the bottom, I added myself then clicked into the settings icon (a cogwheel looking ish thing) to apply the changes to all downstream folders.

    Of course that was in my admin persona and now I guess I have to copy it all into my user persona in order to get access to everything. But at least it's all there.

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