transfered folders - permission problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 4now, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I have installed Leopard on a brand new HD

    The previous system (Panther) was cloned to an external hard drive.

    I have run into a permission (authentication) nightmare
    When I tried to migrate earlier files onto Leopard.

    I can't move files around into folders without having to authenticate every time.

    I even went as far as putting the old HD back in, booting Panther
    copying Documents and Desktop folder to and external.
    Then putting the Leopard Drive in back in ... bringing the files off the external hard drive.

    At first I could move files into folder easily.
    The next time I booted the machine .. I needed to authenticate again !!!
  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2006
    Vermilion, Ohio
    Change ownership. In terminal type,
    sudo chown -R YourShortName /path/to/files

    It will make all the files in that folder/disk read/write to you.

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