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superflychick
November 15th, 2010, 06:07 AM
Hi,

My macbook pro crashed this week, and I need to get to my files. So far, I have removed my HDD from the mac, put it in a external case, and plugged it into my other computer running linux. I can mount the HD, look around in it, but when I try to open my personal files (pics, word docs, etc) I get an error: "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "folder"" .

I read another thread on this, but I am a linux newbie -- basically it would be nice to have a little clearer instructions (b/c I dont want to screw anything up), and an clearer idea of what the commands suggested actually do?

Here is a link to the thread I read earlier:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-852144.html

Thanks

aysiu
November 15th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Hi,

My macbook pro crashed this week, and I need to get to my files. So far, I have removed my HDD from the mac, put it in a external case, and plugged it into my other computer running linux. I can mount the HD, look around in it, but when I try to open my personal files (pics, word docs, etc) I get an error: "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "folder"" .

I read another thread on this, but I am a linux newbie -- basically it would be nice to have a little clearer instructions (b/c I dont want to screw anything up), and an clearer idea of what the commands suggested actually do?

Here is a link to the thread I read earlier:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-852144.html

Thanks
After mounting the hard drive, press Alt-F2

A "run" dialogue will pop up. In that dialogue, paste in the command
gksudo nautilus Then look around and copy over your personal files.