Cannot Change Permission of External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ktalebian, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    Hi there,

    I have a MBP running OS X 10.6. When I connect an external LaCie hard drive to my mac, I cannot copy files to it.

    I went to "Get Info", and opened the "Sharing & Permissions". It says "You can only read" and I cannot change this. There is no lock key or anything for me to click.

    What do I do?

  2. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Can you check the option: "Ignore ownership on this volume" ?

    It would be at the bottom of the Get Info window.
  3. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    What is the format of the filesystem on the LaCie?

    Finder --> select and Get Info --> General --> Format: ????

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