External hard drive problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by starkhund, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. starkhund macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Hi, I have just bought a Western Digital My Book Studio Edition 2 and it doesn't seem to work with Leopard. To put files on the drive, it asks for my password and to delete them off the drive it also asks for my password but then tells me I don't have authorisation. How can I disable this feature or is there at least a workaround?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Can you check Applications / Utilities / Disk utility and see what format the external HDD was formatted in?

    Can you check the Sharing & Permissions tab inside the Get Info window while you CMD+I your HDD?
    Do you have the sufficient privileges to access the drive?
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I have a couple of the same drives and some time ago I also had similar type of an issue with one of them. Do exactly as spinnerlys recommends. Your drive is already formatted in HFS+. You just need to change the drive's Sharing & Permissions info.
  4. starkhund thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009

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