I have a problem with my externals drives.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by benguilb, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. benguilb macrumors newbie

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    I have a padlock now on my 2 external drives. I can not drag things to it , I can not unlock it from the get info window.

    My 500 gig drive is getting full, can not change the content.

    What is the problem.

    Anyone can help.

    Benoit
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Click the padlock, enter the administrator password.
     
  3. benguilb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If this was sooo easy

    I did many times ans it is going back to the locking state.

    I did many many times.

    Benoit
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    It shouldn't lock after being unlocked.

    Under Sharing & Permissions for the drive, what access do you have? It should be read and write. If not, log in as a user that does, such as Administrator, root, or the user that created the drive.
     
  5. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    If there is a lock, it's an HFS-formatted drive, and an Administrator or owner should be able to unlock the drive.

    FAT/NTFS drives cannot be "unlocked" in MacOS. Permissions must be set in Windows for read/write access. It's not a Leopard thing.

    For the OP, as cliché'd as it sounds, try repairing permissions.
     

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