How to change disc permission?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longbeach, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. longbeach macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody!
    I tried searching the forum, but i just can't figure it out!
    I was working on a hard disk, not my system disk, when I changed my permission from Read and Write to NO ACCESS
    Now it doesnt show up in my FINDER anymore and cant access my FINAL CUT PRO project I was working on.
    How can I change the disc permission back to READ AND WRITE so I can get to my HARD DISC again??
    Thanks in advance!,

    beau
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    have you tried logging in as a different (admin) user?
     
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    is your "user" account the administrator? Sometimes when creating an account, this gets overlooked, and even though you are the primary user, that doesn't always mean you are the administrator; which gives you the proper authority to change anything. I would log out and see what other accounts there are on your machine.
     
  4. longbeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried logging in as a different admin user and now the HD ICON is back on my desktop! But I still can't seem to change the permissions.. damn!
     
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if this will work, but go into Applications>Utilities>disk utility. Try repairing the permissions. I haven't had this problem, so i hope i am not the blind leading the blind. :) So to speak..
     
  6. longbeach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that already.. The problem is i can chose repair disc permission for my system disc but not for the other discs in my computer.. I didnt know it would have these consequences. thnks for your help tho, appreciated...
     

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