3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2011 6:03 PM by peregrineguy
peregrineguy Level 1 Level 1

somehow i acquired a read only file which Time Machine apparently does not like:  "files cant be copied onto the backup disk because it appears to be "read only".  How do find this file or files?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by ds store on Nov 20, 2011 4:46 PM Helpful

Open Disk Utility in your Applications/Utilities folder, select your boot drive, First Aid and click Repair Permissions.

 

A long list ensues, just ignore it and try what you were trying again.

 

https://discussions.apple.com/message/16276201#16276201

Reply by jsd2 on Nov 20, 2011 5:17 PM Helpful
"files cant be copied onto the backup disk because it appears to be "read only"

 

Normally read-only files can be copied without problems.  The "it" in that message probably refers to the "backup disk" not  "files", and might indicate a damaged TM  disk. See this thread:

Time Machine error

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