Time Machine Disk Permissions Issue

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

  1. harryhood macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2006
    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:


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

  2. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2006
    Did everything on that list, identical problem persists D:
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    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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