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10.7: Migrating Time Machine data to Lion
Authored by: LionTipsWanted on Oct 08, '11 05:17:25PM

Just installed Lion. Will I have trouble next time I use my external HD that I use to backup? Will Time Machine run just the same?
Also, I keep setting a picture from iPhoto as my desktop image, but every time I turn off my computer, or even make it go to sleep, then I wake it up or turn it back on, the image is gone and I'm back to Andromeda, if that's what it is. Can anybody help? Thanks.

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10.7: Migrating Time Machine data to Lion
Authored by: Genie arse on Nov 20, '11 01:51:11PM

It sounds like you have a permissions error in your home folder. It's not uncommon and is easily resolved.

Imagine you had the ability to open a Pages/Word document and edit it as you like, but then when you save it says you can't. The changes will be there as long as you keep the window open but as soon as you close it it will go back to the original. This is the same with your settings/preferences.

The best way to resolve this is to go to Macintosh HD/Users and ctrl+click (alternate click, two finger click, right click... whatever) on your home folder and choose "Get Info".

At the bottom of the new window you will see Sharing and Permissions. Click on the little arrow next to the heading (If it's not already pointing down) and make sure that YOU are the owner of the folder.

There is an action menu there (looks like a cog with an arrow pointing down). Click it and choose "Apply to enclosed items". This will then set every single file in your home folder to be written by you.


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