- Apr 30, 2005
any way of setting u mac to move files when u drag them to an external HDD, instead of just copying them? the reason i move them is to save space, i dont need them twice!!
Right. You can only repair permissions on a drive that has OS X installed on it (and that's fine, because it wouldn't have anything to do if OS X isn't installed there).meathane said:when i highlight the drive (either of the 2, u know theres 2, external, then lacie sort of under it) in disk utility, it wont let me repair disk permissions.
Check to see who the owner of those folders is (with Get Info in Finder, reveal the details in the ownership and permissions section). You cannot add folders to the privacy list unless you have read and write permission.all i can do is verify or repair. so i verified and all was fine.
Ohhhhhhh, no pull downs? Is this an MS-DOS formatted disk then? That's a known problem, many spotlight features are only working under HFS+meathane said:ownership permissions: you can read and write
but no drop down menus or nothing, just the text 'you can read and write'
i tried rebooting and indexing my macintosh HD but it aint happening...
Call up Disk Utility (in the Applications/Utilities folder), click on the volume, then the Erase tab, and pick Mac Os Extended for the volume format (journaled or not is up to you). You may have to click on the "outer" disk contoller rather than the volume to change the format type. Then, you can click the Erase button to make it all happen.meathane said:how do i mac format it then?
Right, it just doesn't let you change what gets indexed, and it has a nasty habit of re-indexing FAT volumes over and over and overspotlight does find things on the disk, just wont let me put it in the privacy thing! so it does work with spotlight...
Yes, you should have control then. Formattng to HFS does take away the ability to read the volume on a Windows machine unless you pick up a third-party driver, so you may want to set aside a partition to format as FAT if you think you'll want to be doing transfers in the future.if i format it to mac os x will i have full control of it then?