How To Unlock Folders Part II

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kcotton222, May 17, 2009.

  1. kcotton222 macrumors newbie

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    Ext hard drive "Free Agent"

    Was born on a PC, now plugging into OS X

    The folders on the drive are locked on the MAC

    Get Info = "Locked" checked & grayed out, Sharing & Permissions is "read only" w/ no options to change it.

    Now what?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    It's formatted as NTFS, you'll have to reformat it ...

    Or install NTFS-3G and MacFUSE.
     
  3. kcotton222 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the data be lost? How do I re-format it on the MAC?
     
  4. kcotton222 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never mind that, stupid question.

    Installed NTFS-3G and it unlocked the folders
    Sharing & Permission = Custom Access

    What is MacFuse?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    MacFUSE is supposedly the second part of NTFS-3G, but if it working for you - great.
     
  6. isus macrumors regular

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    I would be 99% sure that the NTFS-3G installer includes the MacFUSE installation as well.
     

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