Time machine permissions issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aldorande, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. aldorande macrumors member

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    Dec 1, 2009
    #1
    Hello,

    I have browsed backup content and found the files I need. However, owner is a standard user that has nothing to do with those backups and my admin account cannot display those pictures.

    I've copied those files on my local HD, and I made myself the owner using Apple + i, Sharing and Permissions> Lock icon but I need to do that on hundreds of file.

    How do I automate that for all the files in that dir?

    When I try to give myself write permission via Term via chown (or chmod), I get the following:
    "Operation not permitted"

    Cheers
     
  2. aldorande, Sep 6, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2014

    aldorande thread starter macrumors member

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    Dec 1, 2009
    #2
    Ok, it looks like I'm gonna work around that by login as the user that owns the picture, copying folder to Shared user and make a copy of the folder's content as admin.
    The I will delete the unnecessary duplicates.

    I will prob reset my Time Machine since I should be the owner of those files.
     

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