I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the data over that way.
I am using the live version of ubuntu from the CD. The Mac drive is there and I can access it, but I cannot access the users desktop, music and pictures folders. It gives me "no Permissions" message. When I right click on the folder, all the options are grayed out.
I have an external hard disk attached to the Mac and I want to move the content onto the External Hard Drive. I have tried using the
chown command but I am struggling with it at the moment as I am not sure who to put in at the "username" part. I have tried using
gksudo nautilus but I still don't have permissions to change the owner of the folder.