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  1. #1

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    Jun 15, 2011
    Stop Sign on Time Machine folders

    I've recently created a second account on my macbook (2009) to test restoring my iTunes library as I am planning to replace my hard drive.

    There is not much I can say, I go into the time machine folder and boom a lot of my folders have a stop sign on them and I cannot open them.

    Any ideas??

    Thank you!!

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Individual user accounts do not have access to each other's TM backups through the Finder. That'd be like giving the other users on your machine admin privileges.
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    Member Since
    Jun 15, 2011
    thanks for the quick response. it makes sense - i turned on sharing and stored the changes with TM and I am able to access the files and check what I needed.

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