Changing a network drive icon

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Jack9034, May 5, 2012.

  1. Jack9034 macrumors member

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    How do I change a network drive icon? When I attempt to change it, it beeps and at the bottom of Get Info it says i have custom access. Any way to change the icon
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Jack9034 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Right-click on the drive and Get Info. Then review/correct your permissions at the bottom of that window. If you like, take a screen shot and post it.
     
  5. Jack9034 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay. Here is the screenshot.
     

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The drive is formatted as NTFS. Mac OS X cannot write to NTFS unless you enable that capability. See below.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
     
  7. wrathfulv macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I would not be certain that the drive is formatted in NTFS, I can see SMB protocol and it could be any filesystem below. [EDIT] ok, saw the screenshot now, mine says SMB(Other)[EDIT]

    I actually happen to have the same issue, while I am able to write to NTFS. One drive that I can change the network icon is an ext4 over SMB, but I have the problem with the other server running from ZFS over SMB.

    I think we should look into SMB/filesystem permissions.
     

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