Time Machine Disk Permissions Issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by harryhood, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. harryhood macrumors regular

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    I've got an external hard drive that was being used as a Time Machine backup for several years. I've moved this over to another computer and I want to access specific pieces of the backup, but they are locked.

    Specifically, a large Lightroom library connected to many photos on the drive.

    How can I unlock the entire disk so I can access and use the files however I'd like? Its really a complete nightmare and I just can't get it to work.

    Even when I try to open a lightroom catalog file from a backup on the drive it says specifically:

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    Moreover, when I added disk permissions from the top down, it still shows up as locked...

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  2. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did everything on that list, identical problem persists D:
     
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    What exactly do you mean with this? You're using the external disk with the backup on a different Mac? With a different user/computer name? The same? Please advance.
     

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