Hard Drive Locked - Please Advise

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LJ Morelli, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. LJ Morelli macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
  2. KaplanMike macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    Riverside, CA
    Me too!!

    I'm having the same problem, after having a boot problem and reinstalling 10.5.5.

    My Mac thinks I'm no longer the Administrator, and clearly I am (I'm the only user, and the Accounts panel clearly shows I'm the Admin).
  3. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    First, can you re-upload the picture? (preferably using MediaFire)

    Second, check file permissions for the hard drive. You can change them in Finder- right-click the item, get info, then in the Sharing and Permissions section at the bottom. You may have to click on the lock at the bottom-right corner to change permissions.

    If that doesn't work, check the formatting of the drive. Remember that Mac OS X cannot write to an NTFS drive. (OS X is compatible with HFS+ or Mac OS Extended, FAT, and can read NTFS )

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