Locking folders on a networked hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bw1981, May 22, 2010.

  1. bw1981 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    #1
    Disclaimer: if there's a more appropriate place to post this query, please let me know and I'll move it.

    Here's my setup: I have three Macs and one PC sharing a wireless network with a Belkin N+ router and a 2 TB external HD shared via the router. The HD is formatted in NTFS as a legacy of originally being mostly used with the PC (and the router will only read NTFS.) I've installed NTFS-3G to be able to read and write to the drive from the Macs. Everything works dandy.

    My question: I'd like to be able to restrict access to one of the folders on the HD somehow; either to just one of the Macs, or via password. I have no clue where to start with this.

    Any ideas? Your help is most appreciated.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
  3. bw1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2010
    #3
    Thanks for the advice GGJstudios. I should have mentioned that when I Control-Click and go to the "Info" box, under sharing and permissions, I don't have any options to change. It simply states that I can read and write.

    The "Locked" checkbox in the General section doesn't work either. I assume this has something to do with having a NTFS formatted disk. I'm curious if there's a way around this.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #4
    No, if you actually read some of the threads in the link I posted, you'll see detailed discussions about this very topic. You can't do it from the Get Info box, and it has nothing to do with NTFS.
     

Share This Page