Ownership and permissions issue

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

  1. veritas1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2005

    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

    Jan 1, 2007
    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

    Sep 29, 2005
    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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