Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 2:22 PM (in response to paimai)
You may need to rebuild permissions on your user account. To do this,boot to your Recovery partition (holding down the Command and R keys while booting) and open Terminal from the Utilities menu. In Terminal, type: 'resetpassword' (without the 's) and select the admin user. You are not going to reset your password. Click on the icon for your Macs hard drive at the top. From the drop down below it select the user account which is having issues. At the bottom of the window, you'll see an area labeled Restore Home Directory Permissions and ACLs. Click the reset button there. The process takes a few minutes. When complete, restart.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 4:20 AM (in response to Eric Root)
Thanks for your tip, but in my case it didn't work unfortunately.
Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to paimai)
The last section of this Apple support article covers repairing permissions using Terminal:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Eric Root)
That doesn't help either.
It seems you can only avoid this permissions problem if you give the new Mac exactly the same user name, password etc as on the old Mac before configuring it with Time Machine.
Using a 3rd party utility program to disc clone would have avoided this MASSIVE problem, but I thought, who should know Apple better than Apple?
Unfortunately, I've been travelling the last few months and had no access to my old Mac, so in the meantime, I'Ve manually been changing file permissions – so far about 2,000 files.
It would help if Apple actually bothered to tell their customers that...
Anyway, thanks for your help. In the meantime, I'm steering clear of Time Machine
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to paimai)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 9:22 AM (in response to paimai)
Have you tried doing a "Get Info" (command - I) on the sparse bundle and trying to change the priviledges there after unlocking?