Ownership and permissions issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by veritas1, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. veritas1 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 29, 2005
    #1
    Hi.

    I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS X Tiger and was recently playing around with the ownership and permissions of my external hard drive. I accidently changed them to no access for the owner, the group and the other users on the computer. Obviously now i can't access my external hard drive.

    Does anyone know how to revert this?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    Ireland
    #2
    I'm not 100% sure this will solve your problem .. but it's worth a try.

    1. Highlight the drive in "Finder"
    2. Press and hold the Apple key and hit "i" This will bring up the Info panel
    3. Go down to "Ownership & Permissions
    4. Change "You can" to Read & Write
    5. Check the little box beside "Ignor ownership on this drive"

    ...:)
     
  3. veritas1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 29, 2005
    #3
    Thanks for the reply but unfortunately beacause everything is set to no access, when i switch on the external hard drive it does not mount, nor can i make it mount using the disk utility. So it doesn't show in the finder.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks again
     

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