On a new Mac, I connected the Time Machine disk from my old Mac and now want to copy specific files out of the
~/Downloads folders from a past Time Machine backup. I can navigate to my home folder in a dated backup on the TM disk without trouble, and I can turn on viewing hidden files in the Finder and see the contents of my home folder including hidden files; however, I can't go inside the
Documents, and certain other folders. They have a red "do not enter" symbol over them, as shown in this example:
"No problem", I thought, "I'll do it from the terminal". But after going to the Privacy & Security system preferences and enabling Full Disk Access for the terminal, I still can't look inside those folders:
How can I go inside the Library other such blocked folders in a Time Machine backup?
- The backup is from a previous Mac, not the current one, so entering Time Machine and then looking for the files in there does not work.
- My question appears to be a duplicate of this one from 2012, which has an answer that is irrelevant to the problem at hand (namely, I don't have a problem viewing hidden files; I have a problem accessing certain folders)