reinstalled SL now files on optibay drive have limited access

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merkyworks, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    I needed to reinstall SL on my MBP and now all the files that I had on my second hard drive in the optical bay are messed up. I can access all the files but the permissions to them are messed up, now there is a name called "_unkown" and my user name is no longer viewable. I can click the unlock tab and then add myself to the files but doing that one by one would take forever, Im guessing that I need to change the ownership of all the files but I know there has to be an easier way to do this. How can I fix this issues?

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  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    The problem isn't that the permissions are "messed up"; it's that you're no longer the user who owns the files, as your User ID changed in the reinstall.

    If there's an option to ignore permissions, just select that.
  3. Merkyworks thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    well i did some digging and found a program called BatChmod, it went in and changed all the ownership ect.

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