Recover data from Mac Boot disc plugged as an external unit?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by svkrzn, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. svkrzn macrumors regular

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    Dec 8, 2009
    #1
    Hello, is there a way to recover my data from a mac disc if i connect it as external unit? It says permission denied (since the OS was password protected). The disk is not mine, it's a friend's one. But i'd like to know it too since soon i'm gonna change my hdd with a ssd one and i just want to plug the old one as an external usb unit and browse the content i want to save.
     
  2. ssmed macrumors 6502

    ssmed

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Try this

    Select the disk in finder and then right click to 'Get info'

    Then select the option in the new window which says

    'Ignore ownership on this volume'

    HTH
     

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