can't copy some ntfs directories

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tex-Twil, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hello,
    this time I have a ntfs permission issue. I have a external ntfs HD with data on it. I can access most of the files correctly but some directories are marked with a little lock visible in Finder (see screenshot). I can open the files om the disk but when I try to cope then it says "Cannot copy file - unable to create file at the destination"

    If I had a look at the permissions, they look fine:
    Code:
    drwxr-xr-x  1 me   staff    4096 Sep 11 08:36 Movies
    drwxr-xr-x  1 me   staff    8192 Aug  9 13:12 Photo
    
    The "destination" is my home dir but I also tried /tmp. And the user "me" is .. me

    Any ideas ? Thanks,
    Tex
     

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  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #2
    Normal OSx doesn't write to ntfs volumes - it's read only. Can you save to a norma OSx disk?
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #3
    Sorry I wasn't clear, I'm trying to copy from the ntfs disk to my osx disk.

    tex
     
  4. bpasker macrumors member

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    #4
    Select the file/folder, go to file -> get info. Uncheck the locked box and see if that helps.
     
  5. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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  6. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    ok it looks like copying the folder as root did the trick ;)
     

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