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Old 12-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Access secure OSX directory


Not sure where to post this, but Im a newbie to things like this so I figured this will do.

Im running Ubuntu 10. something Ill look in a min and update this thread when I get to work later today.
EDIT: its version 10.04

My better half spilled some coffee on her 8month old macbook and it decided not to work anymore. Apple says it will cost around $800 or more to fix, we wont be paying that, Ill be finding a logic board or service somewhere online now that our warranty is shot and going that route.

But before I send the macbook off anywhere I need to pull some data off the HDD. I was able to plug the HDD into my Linux box(internally, I dont have an external enclosure). I was able to mount the drive and copy the directories I wanted to the HDD on my linuxbox.

But Im unable to to access the directory from the terminal or from the file browser, I get an access denied message. Because I know the username and password for the macbook is there a way I can use that to gain access to the directories?

Google got me this far, but when I googled "access locked directory ubuntu" or any variation of that with the terms linux and osx thrown in there for good measure, I cant seem to get anything good.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Ryan

Last edited by primussucks; 12-20-2010 at 04:52 PM. Reason: added version
 
Old 12-20-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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It sounds like a quick fix. Load up the terminal and type:

Code:
sudo chown -R $yourusername /path/to/mounted/driveorfolder
Replace $yourusername with your user name (ex. soppy). Enter your admin-user password for your Ubuntu box and voila!

This will change the ownership of the files/folders where you specified so that your regular user can modify them and view them. Hope I helped!
 
Old 12-20-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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Awesome.
That worked like magic.

thanks a ton.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
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No problem!! Please mark thread as solved though. So others who have this question will see that the answer has been provided. Happy Linuxing!!!
 
  


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