Hi everyone, I am using a flash drive to store files from work so that I can use them at home. The problem is that when I copy anything to the flash drive, all of the file permissions are changed to rwxrwxrwx. This makes them show up as executables in my terminal window, which would not be a problem, except I use colors with my 'ls' command. Therefore, everytime I 'ls' on my flash drive, everything shows up as green. This makes it difficult to work on this drive, since I have gotten into the habit of relying on colored 'ls' so much. I have googled this and it looks like there might be a problem with the formatting of the flash drive. It sounds like the drive format might not support file permissions, so these are somehow changed to default when it is loaded on my Mac. ??? Well, maybe that is the problem but I am far from finding a solution. I can reformat the flash drive if needed (although it's something of a hassle). Does anybody know how to change it so that the file permissions are preserved when the file is copied to the flash drive? If so, that would be great. Thank you very much!