Help! Set permissions on 2nd HDD, and now I can't access

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NovemberWhiskey, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    May 18, 2009
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    I changed the permissions on my 2nd HDD in my optibay, and now I cannot access the drive. A little lock is displayed with the icon, and when i try to access it is says "you do not have permission to see its contents."

    I changed the permissions in the first place because I formatted my primary SSD drive and was having trouble gaining access to some folders on the secondary drive. I got tired of setting "read and write" for each and individual folder, and so I clicked on the small drop-down menu with the gear that allowed me to set it for all the folder within that drive. I set "read and write", and after about an hour it finished processing that command. However, after it finished, the permissions read "custom" instead and I was denied access to everything on the drive.

    Any way to fix this? I don't want to lose the data on there (it is my scratch disk).

    Thanks!
     
  2. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

    NovemberWhiskey

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    May 18, 2009
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    NM, found an answer that fixed my problem. Posting it here for anyone that needs it in the future:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=435302

    Type the following in Terminal and replace "volumename" with the name of the locked hard drive.

    sudo chown root "/Volumes/volumename/"
    sudo chmod 1775 "/Volumes/volumename/"
    sudo -k
     

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