So my powerbook died on me recently and I need to transfer data to a thinkpad running Suse Enterprise 10.1. I have the home folder from the powerbook (10.4.X) on an external hard drive. The linux machine reads it fine, but I don’t have the appropriate permissions to access the Home folder.
Thanks for the reply. I had to put this project on hold for a while, but here goes.
So following the above directions I seem to have changed every directory and file on the external drive to read-only. I am still unable to open the password protected folders from the os x home folder (Documents, Pictures, etc.)