File Ownership problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PkennethV, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    I cannot rename or add any files (drag or File>Newfolder) on a bunch of files on my external harddrive. I think that it is because I created those files on my old mac (which I have sold). If I Get Info for drive and under permissions check "Ignore Ownership on this volume" then I can move/rename files again. But the thing is I need to have Ignore Ownership unchecked because I use the drive for backup (otherwise it won't copy certain files if it is checked). What do i need to do?
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    You can do 1 of 2 things. You can change all of the files manually to the correct permissions buy doing the get info thing and changing the permissions to read/write for your username.

    Change your username and password to the same as the old Mac. That should work.
     
  3. PkennethV thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The username and password are the same. I think it's the computer name that's different (not short name). I don't think that can be changed can it?

    edit: I can't even change permissions, it's all grayed out.
     
  4. mklos macrumors 68000

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    You can change the computer name in the sharing system preference.
     

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