3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2011 7:07 PM by KJK555
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I transferred a bunch of old files from a PC into the public folder on my new 2011 MBP (Home Folder is called BrushyHillGuide) using an Ethernet cable; and the instructions I followed said that, once all the files had been transferred into the my public folder, I should use the Terminal command: *sudo chown -Rv BrushyHillGuide Public/*

Is this right? Do I need to do this to keep from having 'ownership' issues with those files later?

Given that my Home Folder is called "BrushyHillGuide" (minus the quote marks), did I type the sudo chown command properly? When I tried it, Terminal asked me for my password but it just froze and I couldn't type ANYTHING into Terminal- including the password. I ended up just quiting terminal. Did I mess up? Was this just a glitch? Can someone help me out, please?!

2011 MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7)