Internal Hard Drive Locked

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  1. JonnyP123 macrumors newbie

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    So I had some issues with my system and finally decided it was best to get a new hard drive and reinstall osx. When I did this though, my second internal hard drive became locked. I have gone into the Get Info for the drive and it has the Privilege set to Custom. I unlock the lock in the lower right corner and try to change custom to Read & Write, but it does not make the change. I am at a loss on where to go from here.

    I am on a MacPro running 10.5.7

    Also, which I havent noticed before, the icon of the drive has a small silver lock in the lower left corner. This is the icon on the desktop itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    How did it "became locked"?
    That might shed some light on the situation

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. JonnyP123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is the odd thing. I do not know. So here is a bit more info. I have two drives on my system, one with the system and the other for projects. The system drive started acting up, so I finally put a new drive in and restored it with my back up disk. This, of course, brought the corrupted file back over so I knew I had to zero out the disk and reinstall everything. I believe when I restored the system drive, this is when the project drive became locked.

    I know for sure that once I erased the system drive to reinstall osx from scratch it was locked. There was no action taken or involvement with the project drive, it just showed up locked upon a restart.
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    When I had this problem before I used a little free app called Lock Me Baby. I couldn't find a link for it but since it's free I thought I would just post it here for you to try.
     

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  5. JonnyP123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I will look into it. Anyone else use this program. Always a bit wary of smaller programs.
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    What I had to do was duplicate the drive to my desktop then I used the app to unlock the folder. Then I just formatted the locked drive and copied my info back onto it. It took some time but much better than losing my data.

    EDIT: Here is a link to their website.. http://soramimi-works.net/software.shtml
     
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