my external hd won't let me change the access privilege for disk?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    My disk won't write to I only have ability to read to but as of yesterday it was at the correct level of read write (777) how do you fix this when there is no options to in the get info "sharing" section?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you unlock the settings via the small lock on the bottom right?
    Can you add a user (Everyone) and change permissions?
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Apr 29, 2011
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  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    What format is the HDD using?
    Check via Get Info:
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  7. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's windows format only because I need to use my hd's on a pc sometimes.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
     

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