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Old Dec 18th, 2003, 12:46 AM   #1
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Somewhere along the line when I did a clean install of Panther, most of the files in my home account seemed to have changed ownership from me to the System when I transferred them back. It's easy to fix invidual files through the Get Information command, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to fix all of them (or even a bunch of them) at once. I tried repairing permissions and I've also tried changing permissions of a folder back to me and using the "apply to enclosed items" button, but to no avail. Is there a way to do a batch fix with a utility or some other way?
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CCC uses the "ditto -rsrcFork" command and is basically an Apple Script placed ontop of a UNIX CLI command.

The only reason I could see you having a problem with this is if you have created a "disk image" as opposed to cloning from one hard drive to the next, getting the ownership on the files and folders will often result in a root and nobody for user and group.

This should not affect how the files are written back from your cloned area to your original drive.

Weird that you have something like that happen to you on your system. I have never had a problem with any of Mike Bombich's software that he has designed.
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Never mind; I found the answer - the utility, Batchmod does this. I still don't understand how this happened in the first place. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my home folder, so why were the permissions changed?
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