HELP! External Hard Drive Permission Error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kat.elizabeth.a, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. kat.elizabeth.a macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    Hi everyone, I am new to the forums.

    I am having issues with permission to access my external hard drive. I recently switched macbook's and my hard drive was connected to my old macbook laptop. I would like to start backing it up with my new Macbook Pro, but I do not have permission anymore. Can anyone guide me on how to gain permission to access?


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  2. Mac-Michael macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    Watch this

    In your case you'd right click on the hard drive instead of a single folder because you have multiple folders with mixed permissions.
    After adding your current account to the list, first change Privilege to Read & Write then Apply to enclosed items.

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