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Permissions Error Time Capsule (can't rsync owned by root:wheel group)

So, I had just flat out erased my Time Capsules 2TB drive and began running a sync script I wrote alongside a Time Machine Backup. They both have been running for over a day without a hitch, but out ...
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Permissions troubles with Library folder in Mac OS X

Here is my sad story. In my macbook pro I have 2 disks and Time Capsule. There are SSD with system and apps and HDD with user folder. The other day my HDD disk was totaly broken. I bought new one and ...
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Permissions restoring from Time Machine - Finder copy vs “cp” copy

Note: this question was starting to sprawl so I rewrote it. I have a folder that I'm trying to restore from a Time Machine backup. Using cp -R works fine, but certain folders cannot be restored with ...
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Restoring from Time Machine - Permissions Error

I am moving some old folders from my Mac PowerBook Pro to a UNIX network drive. In doing so I was getting a few "all files could not be copied" errors which I ignored, thinking it was aliases which ...
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OS X borked; need to backup outside of Time Machine

Quick Background: iMac G5 (the white one; 4 years old?) Running Leopard 10.5.something. Time Machine started failing on me; and every time I touch the Finder, things beachball like crazy. Booting ...
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Efficiently and Safely Deleting or Un-Trashing Time Machine Backups

I have been storing my Time Machine backups on an external drive. Noticing that space was getting low, I viewed that external drive in the Finder, selected a bunch of the folders and moved them to the ...
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How do I retrieve files from Time Machine backups from another computer?

Really it's the same computer - I just did a fresh install of Snow Leopard. When I try to open the Documents directory from my old user account I get The folder "Documents" can't be opened because ...
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Can't chown a timemachine file after migrating to a new Mac

I followed the directions here: http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=display&format=threaded&order=ASC&pid=97623 Everything seemed to go well, but I still can't open my Time ...
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Fix permissions on Mac OS X External Disk used by Time Machine?

The Short Version: After using an external disk as a Time Machine target, disk permissions are forever and always utterly ignored which causes huge problems when said disk is supposed to share ...