time machine permission help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macminigirl, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. macminigirl, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012

    macminigirl macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    I have a mac Mini
    Max OS X ver,10.6.8

    I performed a reinstall and unfortunately did not keep a last back up of my files on the mac mini hard drive,
    but what i do have is a time machine backup hard drive,
    when i enter the time machine hard drive i have the following error what can i do to resolve this issues so i can get to my files?

    The folder “Desktop” can’t be opened because you don’t have permission to see its contents.

    Under system Preferences in Accounnts, under My account i see my new account with my new name, but under this i also see other Accounts and i can see my old account with my old account name listted as admin, how can i change my new account name to my old account name ? maybe this will resolve the problem?

    when i goto the permissions of the folder they are greyed out!!! not allowing me to edit or change the permissions
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    When you use /Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant does it get data from it?

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