I recently copied a bunch of data back from an NTFS drive I had used for backup, which had NTFS permissions of Everyone - Full Control. The copy was done using Linux Mint, with the 2 drives slaved and mounted. I had turned off Journalling on the Mac OSX HDD before the copy, and turned it back on afterwards.
Despite copying it into the Mac (admin) users' home directory, I've lost all access to most of the files.
System has Read/Write, whilst Everyone has no access, and the User isn't even listed on these files. The Locked checkbox also appears ticked.
I tried repair permissions from a LION recovery disk.
I tried the following from a top level directory:
sudo chmod -R u+rwx *
...and it said "Unable to change file mode on . . . Operation not permitted"
I also tried to give myself read/write permissions using the Finder:
Right-click the "cdstuff" folder, and "Get Info". Under "Sharing & Permissions", click the lock icon to enable edits. Now give "Read & Write" access to everyone. Click on the little tool/widget icon, and select "Apply to enclosed items."
And it simply fails, leaving the sub directories as they are.
What's the OSX equivalent to Windows "take ownership" and then "assign full control and propagate to all enclosed items"?
Thanks for any help,
ok, output looks like this after Daniel's help below:
chmod: Unable to change file mode on iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/iTunes Library 2011-07-25.itl: Operation not permitted Andrew-Jowetts-MacBook-Pro:music andrewjowett$ ls -le total 0 drwxrwxrwx+ 23 andrewjowett staff 782 Dec 23 2010 Animal House (Soundtrack) 0: group:everyone deny delete drwxrwxrwx+ 15 root admin 510 Jan 1 2011 Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992) [AAC VBR] 0: user:andrewjowett allow list,add_file,search,add_subdirectory,delete_child,readattr,writeattr,readextattr,writeextattr,readsecurity drwx------ 4 root wheel 136 Jan 1 2011 Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II drwx------ 13 root wheel 442 Jan 14 2011 Beck - Modern Guilt [mp3-320-2008] drwx------ 19 root wheel 646 Dec 23 2010 Black Dub...Black Dub(2010)[FLAC] drwx------ 17 root wheel 578 Dec 23 2010 Brian Eno drwx------ 6 root wheel 204 Jan 15 2011 FLAC drwx------ 18 root wheel 612 Jan 14 2011 UNKLE-Where_Did_The_Night_Fall-2010-SiRE drwx------ 15 root wheel 510 Jan 14 2011 Unkle - Never, Never, Land (+Japan Bonus Track) drwx------ 16 root wheel 544 Jan 14 2011 Unkle - Psyence Fiction drwxrwxrwx+ 12 andrewjowett staff 408 Feb 27 16:18 iTunes 0: group:everyone deny delete
The top Aphex twin files are now accessible after some messing around
i've no idea what the "wheel" entry refers to - it's not a group or user on this machine
Can I run that command on the whole directory? (there are lots more directories I need to fix...