Authenticaion Questions

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

  1. gnof macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2011
    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

    Dec 13, 2011
    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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