Hey all, I am very new to OSX and permissions seem to be kicking my ass because I cannot even write to my own external hard drive. I had no problem on my first mac but that got returned and this is also a new machine but it's not working. Something got messed up along the way on this machine I guess?? Some how and I don't know how it is set for read only. I am the administrator on my own system. Nobody uses this mac except for me and I don't know why the permissions are screwed up. Is there a way to just reset everything so I have full control. When I choose to get info for each volume on my external HDD it says I only have read only permission. There is no lock in the corner and no list for me to modify those perms. I'm sure it's something fairly simple you guys will know.