Time Machine HD: Don't have Permission to see Contents?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whyrichard, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Aug 15, 2002
    #1
    Hello,

    I have had so many problems with my main account in snow leopard. I created a new account and moved my files over to my new account and thought i was in the clear. However, some photos seem to be missing from my iphoto library. (i have no idea how the hell that happened). so i have to go into my time machine hd to try to retrieve them...

    HOWEVER... now even when i log in to my old account I CANNOT ACCESS MY TIME MACHINE HARD DRIVE. It says "the folder "Time Machine MacProDitchey" can't be opened because you don't have permissions to see the contents. "

    When i go to time machine's info, all the privileges read "Custom". I cannot change them to read/write...


    How do i fix this?!

    Thanks,

    r
     
  2. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #2
    OK:
    Please Do NOT Access TM through Finder.
    Always use the TM app.

    iPhoto > open on your desktop > open TM app > go back in time to where the photos are > restore..

    Not a good idea to muck around in iPhoto's library either as you may well corrupt it.
    S.
     
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Aug 15, 2002
    #3
    ... yes... but time machine no longer recognizes the harddrive either...!

    r.
     

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