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

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    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,
    BUT
    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

    satcomer

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    #2
    When you use /Applications/Utilities/Migration Assistant does it get data from it?
     

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