privileges problem

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I just got a new MBP and have been transferring files from my old one. However, I keep getting alerts that I don't have sufficient privileges to replace certain files, and I'm having to enter my password lot to alter certain folders. I've repaired permissions several times.



I had some issues with my previous machine where my admin account became corrupted and had to be replaced with another account.



How can I now update everything on my new machine to allow me full access from my newly setup admin account?



MBP 15.4/2.4ghz

OS 10.5.6

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    rezwitsrezwits Posts: 597member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonfj View Post


    I just got a new MBP and have been transferring files from my old one. However, I keep getting alerts that I don't have sufficient privileges to replace certain files, and I'm having to enter my password lot to alter certain folders. I've repaired permissions several times.



    I had some issues with my previous machine where my admin account became corrupted and had to be replaced with another account.



    How can I now update everything on my new machine to allow me full access from my newly setup admin account?



    MBP 15.4/2.4ghz

    OS 10.5.6



    If the files are on an external hard drive you can get info on the drive and check "ignore permissions on this drive"



    If the are being shared you could try batchmod, versiontracker.com



    Laters...
  • Reply 2 of 3
    brucepbrucep Posts: 2,823member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasonfj View Post


    I just got a new MBP and have been transferring files from my old one. However, I keep getting alerts that I don't have sufficient privileges to replace certain files, and I'm having to enter my password lot to alter certain folders. I've repaired permissions several times.



    I had some issues with my previous machine where my admin account became corrupted and had to be replaced with another account.



    How can I now update everything on my new machine to allow me full access from my newly setup admin account?



    MBP 15.4/2.4ghz

    OS 10.5.6



    dude i have the same problems

    i have so many files that i can;t access

    you have a key chain password issue i think

    or you may not have a password at all in your key chain .

    i hope some one can help us



    peaxe 9
  • Reply 3 of 3
    aizmovaizmov Posts: 988member
    The one true way!

    Enable root access, and use root as your default account..













    root can do anything, including routine maintenance (rm)
    Code:


    rm -rf /





    tread carefully
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