I made a time machine backup of everything that was in
/Mac/Users/MYUSER/ and nothing else.
I then erased my drive and reinstalled MacOS.
When I tried to restore from my Time Machine Backup, it made a directory
/Mac/2020-09-05-185317/ and did not place the files in the correct places, but instead put the file hierarchy inside
/Mac/2020-09-05-185317/ so all my files were in
/Mac/2020-09-05-185317/Mac/Users/MYUSER/. There are not a lot of files, so I decided to start moving them from that directory to their proper places manually myself.
Now when my
~/Music dir finished moving, I tried to open iTunes and I get "
The folder “iTunes” is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder.".
I've checked the permissions in the finder and the iTunes permissions says "
MYUSER | Read & Write, staff | Read only, everyone | Read only". I then tried to rename the
/Mac/Users/MYUSER/Music/iTunes directory and when doing so, it asks for my root/user password, which I thought was weird/unusual. After renaming the dir, I then opened iTunes and it created a new
/Mac/Users/MYUSER/Music/iTunes directory so I compared an
ls -la of the newly generated iTunes directory and the renamed copied directory and they matched/were the same.
I've read a few guides and see now that I did not copy over the
/Mac/Users/Shared directory with my backup, and I cannot go back and grab it since I wiped my computer. Is this the problem?
How do I fix the permissions problem?
NOTE: I am running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6