iMac w/ External HDD and Multiple Accounts

Discussion in 'iMac' started by viktor121, May 11, 2019.

  1. viktor121 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I wanted to ask if there was a way to have an external drive always plugged into the iMac but only accessible by one user on the iMac.

    I wish to use an external larger hard drive to offload data and photos but do not wish for every user to be able to access it. Any solutions for such a thing?


    Thank you :)
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    Completely invisible is going to be tricky, but entirely inaccessible we can do - Unless the other account have sudo privileges of course.

    CMD+i with the drive selected. The Info window has near the bottom a pane where you can select permissions for all users. Just set the user you want to have read/write access and everyone else to none.
     
  3. viktor121 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done so that I can read and write, and everyone else has no access. I created a test user and it allows me to do everything on it. Shows the same settings but instead of Viktor (me) it shows test user (me). Am I doing something wrong?
     

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  4. wardie macrumors regular

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    See the tick at the bottom next to the sentence about ignoring ownership? Probably means it’s ignoring ownership... Click the lock, enter an admin account details (if current one is not admin), uncheck the box, click the lock. Then try again with you other user to test.
     
  5. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

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    And if this does not work, please inform about the file system the drive is formatted with
     
  6. viktor121 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey thanks!! This worked! :)
     

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