Time machine permissions issue

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

  1. aldorande macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009

    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"

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

    aldorande thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2009
    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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