Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ang8385, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. ang8385 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    I can't transfer files from my powerbook to my frens firewire external hard drive, in the permission it says i can only read but no other options.

    Anyone please tell me how.
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Single click on the external HD, then go to File>Get Info then go under Ownership & Permissions, see if you can change them. If you can't and their faded out, then I'd say you have to reformat the external HD so you can use it.
  3. ang8385 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Im afraid i can't change bcoz other options don't even exist. Is there any software i can change it without formatting ?
  4. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Can your friend change the permissions then you can try again? Hook up the hard drive to your friend's Mac, have him set the permissions to Others: Read & Write.

    Also, under Details is their a Lock next to the Owner box? Try unlocking it (your friend may have to enter his password) and then you could change it from your end.
  5. ang8385 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    The hard drive is windows format, so im not sure how to deal with it

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