A friend has a Macbook Pro that had the drive crash. A new hard drive was installed in the system and the OS was reinstalled. However, when they restored from their backup (using Retrospect), the User profile folder and system sub-folders all were restored with their original permissions.
So in the User folder, is an "Ash Williams" folder and an "Ash" folder. And in each of those folders are: Documents, Downloads, Applications, etc. Since the permissions were restored, the duplicate folders can't be deleted or renamed.
I figure I can enable root and then delete/change the extra folders or I can boot to single user mode and the do a chmod on them, but I wanted to get the collective opinion.