Can't write to network drive

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  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

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    I have an external HD connected to my iMac. I can mount the drive on my powerbook, but if I try to transfer or save any files to it it says that I do not have permission to save files there. Does anyone know how to fix this? If it helps the iMac is running 10.3.9 and the powerbook is running 10.4.10
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Do a Get Info on the drive and check the permissions to see how they're set.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Is the drive formatted with NTFS? If so you'll be able to read but not write.
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah it would help to know how the drive is formatted, and the permissions
     
  5. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    The permissions say I can only write when I do the get info from my powerbook. If I do the get info from my iMac it says I can read and write

    The drive is formatted Mac OS Extended Journaled.
     
  6. pitt1717 macrumors regular

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    sounds like you created the share from the imac and now trying to access it from the powerbook and use a different user on each. anyway, from the imac, go into terminal and do a ls -al on the volume in question.
    from there it will tell you who the owner and which group own the directories and thier permissions. for ease of use i tend to have the group set to users and add each user to the group. now remember do not do this on / itself as you can mess up a lot of stuff


    chmod will change permissions
    chgrp will change the group
    chown will change the owner

    man ch(whatever) for additional help.
     
  7. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks I think this fixed it for me.
     

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