I installed high sierra on a new machine and then copied over some directories inside my home from my time machine external disk.
The backup was created with another machine and os version from a user having the same name of the one recently created on the new installation.
90% of the things went ok.
For unknown reasons some subdirectories of my home (copied from the backup) are not writable.
I have tried every possible combination of chmod commands, and in theory everything should work correctly:
- cmd+i, general:
- item not locked
- item not shared
- cmd+i, sharing and permission:
- myuser: Read and Write
- staff: Read Only
- everyone: Read Only
- Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 501/ myuser) Gid: ( 20/ staff)
- 501 is the correct id my current user
I think it's not a unix permission problem as the permissions should work as is.
I've also tried
chflags nouchg my_folder with no luck.
Not sure what could cause this.