Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to Eric Root)
Eric, this helped a little bit.
I ran Repair Disk Partition on Disk Utilities and after rebooting I received a password prompt when trying to modify the Color Profiles directory on the boot drive. After typing the password, I was able to make the change. So, that's a bit of progress.
However, when I ran the color profiler app, it still did not allow me to make the changes at the system level. From xRite's FAQ, I need system privileges to do that, but as I'm logged in as a user I should have it.
I ran another test. I created a new test user with Admin privileges to see what would happen. When I logged in under this test account, I could not even see the boot drive in Finder. Nor could I see the parent Apple's MacBook Pro icon which, when I'm normally logged on, shows the Boot Drive, the Data drive, and a network icon as well as grayed out home and net icons.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 4:24 PM (in response to raduray)
After additional research, I found that the monitor profiler app requires read/write privileges for all users in order to effect changes at the system level. I must not have noticed I didn't have system access with this app before upgrading to to SSD.
So all seems OK, except I still don't understand why a new admin user can't see the system folder.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to raduray)
It's not totally clear anymore what the problem is. If you can't see the /System folder, then it's probably becuse Finder is hiding it. Even non-admins have read access on that folder. If that's not the case, then something bad happened when you copied the data over. In Finder, cick on the Go menu up top and click Go to Folder... and type in /System.
If it desplays the System folder, then it's just that Finder makes it difficult to see that folder unless you know where to look. If it throws an error indicating that you do not have permission to view this folder, then you have serious permission problems.
I would recommend using Disk Utility to clone data like that rather than any sort of third party application. Disk Utility is very solid in this capacity I've found, particularly when it comes to permissions.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to pvanhorn)
Thanks. This was the hint that I needed. I was able to see anything I wanted using the Go menu. Then I explored the finder sidebar preferences and found that, in the sidebar options, the Apple Macbook was not enabled and the Hard Drives were only partially enabled (the checkbox showed a hyphen) - that's why I could see the Data Drive but not the boot drive. Once I checked the Apple MacBook and the Drives, I was able to see everything.
The only remaining question (minor) is why the side panel options for the new user defaulted to this and how can I change this default.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 10:18 PM (in response to raduray)
Not sure why they chose to change the defaults for finder, but you can drag whatever you like onto that left sidebar and it will stay. They changed it incrementally in Lion and then Mountain Lion to make the system files more difficult to find.