Skip navigation

HT3275: Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issues

Learn about Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issues

HT3275 insuffcient rights to restore

532 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 12:33 PM by BDAqua RSS
Sambal-oelek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 3, 2013 4:34 AM

When trying to restore iPhoto Library, I get an error message (in native language dutch) stating that I, as a user, donot have rights to restore. This is very strange as:

1) it is yesterdays 1:1 copy of this computer (an Imac) on the right TM,

2) I am the right user (and owner) and

3) the rights of the TM copy are properly set R/W.


I cannot reset  the file rights on teh TM. I cannot copy directly form TM to another Finder map. I cannot doublle click the TM file, while iPhot starts loading but warns that the file is not the Main Library (which is true) and doesnot proceed to load.


It seems that back-up files are locked. for some time. At least at OSX Lion both option and time could be selcted by the user. Mountain Lion however doesnot have this option. Recommended changes using app BatChmod, is too risky to my liking.


Please hepl!

bst rgds Roelf

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Time Machine restore


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.