No longer have write access to external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by blahbrah, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    Hey, Since upgrading to Leopard for some reason I don't have writing privileges to my external hard drive. I've set read and write privledges for everyone and the system, but the when I click get info it says unknown only has read privileges. I can't seem to change it even when I unlock it. Anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    What format is the HD?

    If it's formated to NTFS, OS X will not be able to write to it.
     
  3. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mac OS Extended, I assume HFS+ since I can write to it in a roundabout way (by adding data in a sub folder).
     
  4. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey on further research, the minus button shows up on the unknown but it doesn't work. Also the + button causes it to close.
     

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