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

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

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    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?!


  2. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    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.
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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


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