Keep having to enter password to access second hard drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gangst, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my quad 2.5Ghz Powermac finally arrived with two 500GB hard drives and I love it, but Mac OS X won't let me access and change files on the second hard drive without keep entering the administrator password. I looked in Disc Utility, but I didn't really know what to do so thought I'd ak here. I just want it so I can use the second hard drive quickly without having to enter my password.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you Get Info on the drive (either COMMAND-I or from the File menu), what does it say in the Ownership & Permissions section? Also, repair permissions for fun from the Disk Utility. :)
     
  3. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did Get Info and looked under the ownership and permissions and discovered that the drive was set ot Read Only, I then ticked the ignore ownership boix, and now I can access the drive properly.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Brilliant. I wonder how it got changed though...

    I'd repair permissions all the same. :)
     

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