Authenticaion Questions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gnof, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. gnof macrumors newbie

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    Dec 29, 2011
    #1
    Hey All,

    I'm having some troubles with authentication on an external harddrive. I'll try to make it short.

    I have a 2tb harddrive connected via usb to my macbook, in it I have videos, movies and my rather large iPhoto library.

    Couple weeks ago, I finally decided to use Time Machine to back up my files. Upon doing this, I now have to authenticate every file move within the hardrive. For example, moving a video from my downloads folder within the external hardrive to my videos folder within the same external hardrive.

    Is there a way to disable the constant authentication process when moving files between folders within the external harddrive?

    The drive is currently configured as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. SplicedBanjo macrumors regular

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    Dec 13, 2011
    #2
    Have you tried Repairing Permissions?

    I know, some people automatically suggest repairing permissions for every conceivable problem, no matter how irrelevant permissions may be - but I think it is actually a good idea in this case. It certainly couldn't hurt.
     

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